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NGOs Demand Action From Amazon, eBay On Mercury-Containing Skin-Lightening Creams

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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The e-commerce giants should keep pace with regulatory notifications regarding mercury-containing cosmetics, implementing their restricted products policies accordingly, and require approval of skin-lightening products prior to sale, according to a coalition of 51 NGOs. They point to recent testing that found skin creams on Amazon.com and eBay.com to contain mercury at levels up to 30,000 ppm.

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