See also blog 3/23/2023.

Another way to ruin your skin or even your life is skin lightening cream.  Some teens may be lead to believe that creams containing MERCURY may help with acne.  Labels which showthe words “mercurous chloride”, “calomel”, “mercuric”, mercuric, MERCURY havea high level of MERCURY (a known neurotoxin).  The FDA says you should be suspicious of any skin product without a label.  The MERCURY product should be disposed of in a solid container as hazardous waste.  The Food & Drug Administration has a site online about these products.