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Philippines watchdog raises alarm over ‘mercury laden’ cosmetics

By Lucy Tandon Copp, Cosmetics Business

A watchdog in the Philippines is warning consumers about the dangers of buying cosmetics from third party sellers on e-commerce websites, after it purchased 12 ‘mercury laden’ skin whitening creams online.

EcoWaste Coalition ordered 14 items from sellers in Baguio City, Davao City, and the National Capital Region, all of which were not registered with the FDA Philippines and not legally allowed to be distributed in the Philippines.

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