FDA Warns: Don’t Use This on Your Skin But You Can Put It in Your Mouth in Higher Doses

Dr. Mercola
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Has the FDA officially gone mad?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that mercury poisoning has been linked to skin products i.

The products in question are primarily skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments, most of which are manufactured overseas and sold illegally in the United States.

“Exposure to mercury can have serious health consequences,” says Charles Lee, M.D., a senior medical advisor at FDA.

“It can damage the kidneys and the nervous system, and interfere with the development of the brain in unborn children and very young children.”

… “You don’t have to use the product yourself to be affected, says FDA toxicologist Mike Bolger, Ph.D.

“People—particularly children—can get mercury in their bodies from breathing in mercury vapors if a member of the household uses a skin cream containing mercury.”

Infants and small children can ingest mercury if they touch their parents who have used these products, get cream on their hands and then put their hands and fingers into their mouth, which they are prone to do, adds Bolger.”

This is a remarkable admission from an agency that repeatedly has refused to acknowledge the dangers inherent with dental amalgams, which contain about 50 percent mercury—not silver, as the name “silver fillings” might have you believe.

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