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Environmental health Investigations branch

Environmental Health Investigations Branch

Mercury in Skin Cream

​Mercury is dangerous.  It is found in some skin creams made in Mexico and other countries. Skin creams with mercury may not be labeled.  They can poison people in the house, even children who aren’t using the creams. This site provides information and fact sheets in multiple languages about mercury found in some skin creams.

Mercury poisoning symptoms may include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Memory Loss
  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue
  • Shaking
  • Tingling/numbness in hands or feet

If you or your children have any of these symptoms and you are using a skin cream made in Mexico, go to your doctor or health clinic. For free medical advice: Call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.  They are available 24 hours a day.  They have language interpretation services.

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