A public service initiative by Ministry of Climate Change has revealed that 56 out of 59 skin whitening creams being used in Pakistan have been found highly toxic. These creams, produced both locally and internationally, contain mercury more than permissible limit of 1 ppm with content being as high as 44292ppm. High content of mercury can severely damage nervous system.
Ponds Flawless White, Skin White and Haldi Cream and YC Whitening Pearl Cream are the only creams with permissible amount of Mercury.
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