Several mercury-laden skin-lightening cosmetics which have been banned by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) are still being sold in stores in Cagayan de Oro City. As disclosed by environmental group EcoWaste Coalition in its blog, they bought several of the banned cosmetics in 9 stores located in Cogon, Divisoria and Lapasan.
The group is appealing to the Department of Health (DOH) in Northern Mindanao to crackdown on the sale of the banned cosmetics such as Collagen Plus Vit E, Erna, JJJ, Jiaoli, S’Zitang and Xinjiaoli skin whitening creams. Read more details in the link below.
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