Mercury is dangerous. It can cause serious health problems, even hospitalizations, for California residents and their families. Mercury is found in some skin creams made outside the United States. These creams are used to lighten age spots or get rid of wrinkles, freckles, acne, or other blemishes. Mercury in creams can poison the cream user. It can also poison children in the family who aren’t using the creams themselves. View our List of Face Creams Containing Mercury (PDF).
CDPH Public Service Announcement on Homemade Creams - Spanish
Este anuncio de servicio público fue emitido por radio en español durante el mes de julio de 2010 a lo largo de California para alertar al público acerca de las cremas para la cara que contienen mercurio. This public service announcement aired during the month of July 2010 on Spanish-language radio throughout California to alert the public of face creams containing mercury and is available only in Spanish.
Mexican Pond's Rejuveness Cream, tainted, 2019