mercury cream Mercury or mercury is not a new dangerous substance that has just been used in Thai society, during the past 20-30 years, mercury used to be the number one hazardous substance in cosmetics used in Thailand before. which is popularly mixed in cream As the trend of skin whitening has increased, mercury has been illegally used in cosmetics to treat melasma, dark spots or whiten skin. Mercury is the most common hazardous substance, followed by hydroquinone. and vitamin A acid This is extremely dangerous because mercury poisoning affects many systems of the body.
Recently, Ms. Mingkwan Wichaidit, Director of the Institute of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, said more about The major toxic effects of mercury on the body are:
1. Toxic to the skin Although mercury has a decreasing effect on the pigment. But found that it can cause allergic reactions. if used long term will make the skin thinner Increased dark spots on the skin, permanent melasma or in some places will cause permanent skin spots.
2. Neurotoxicity cause a tremor Peripheral neuropathy Impaired balance, seizures, depression, or hallucinations can occur.
3. Toxic to liver and kidney cause hepatitis and long-term nephritis
4. Toxic to the blood system cause anemia 5. If used during pregnancy Mercury is absorbed into the baby. And there is a risk of cerebral palsy and mental retardation.