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Mercury contamination: Philippine FDA bans five beauty creams from Pakistan

FDA-banned beauty creams

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines has issued separate advisories warning consumers against the purchase and use of five imported “beauty creams” that are sold in the country without market authorisation. The five FDA-banned beauty creams from Pakistan Through FDA Advisories No. 2021-3043, 3055, 3057, 3059 and 3060 that were posted on its website on Friday, December ...

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State of emergency in Peru as illegal gold mining causes mercury contamination

Madre de Dios

Peru’s government has declared a two-month state of emergency across 11 Amazon jungle districts due to mercury contamination caused by widespread illegal gold mining activities. The South American country, home to 13 percent of the iconic Amazon rainforest, is the sixth largest gold producer in the world. Covert mining for the luxury metal, however, has been a major cost to the environment and human ...

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