New mercury in skin creams resources for community members
Our colleagues in the Healthy Homes and Communities Program developed the following resources on mercury in skin creams. Imported or unlabeled creams that contain the dangerous chemical, mercury, are common in immigrant communities of color in California.
List of skin creams containing mercury webpage
CA Woman Poisoned by Roommate's Face Cream
CDPH urges consumers to stop using Rosabell Crema. Rosabell Crema was recently tested by CDPH. It contains mercury and its most dangerous form, methylmercury. You can see the printable Consumer Alert PDF here in English and in Spanish.
CDPH Finds Mercury in 3 Skin Creams
CDPH urges consumers to stop using Chupa Manchas, Nunn Care, and Pomada de la Campana face creams sold at swap meets and on Facebook Marketplace. Each may contain mercury. You can see the printable Consumer Alert PDF here in English and in Spanish.
CDPH also develops videos for products that are harmful to your health, such as Los peligros del mercurio en las cremas para la piel: Un video animado enpañol ("The dangers of mercury in skin creams: An animated video in Spanish").
This Spanish animation shows a conversation between an older woman and young girl about the use of unlabeled creams that are used to remove blemishes and lighten skin. The animation shows that mercury in skin creams is a global issue.