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Wake Up - Don't Fake Up! Are Your Beauty Products Safe

Wake Up - Don't Fake Up! Are Your Beauty Products Safe

According to the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), consumers in the U.K. spend an estimated 90 million pounds (approx. $140 million) on fake products. Laboratory tests have shown counterfeit perfume often contains poisonous chemicals including cyanide and even human urine. While fake cosmetics such as eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss and foundation have been found to contain toxic levels of chemicals and harmful substances such as; arsenic, mercury and lead. All of these can cause allergic reactions, such as skin irritation, swelling, rashes and burns as well as leaving the consumer with longer term health problems. Fake electrical beauty goods, such as hair curlers, dryers and straighteners are not subject to the same vigorous safety tests as genuine items and so the bogus product is often very dangerous.

Industries: Pharma & Drugs

09/15/2016

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