Dr. MAHMOOD A KHWAJA
Published Date: Mar 11, 2016
Skin whitening creams
Sir: Both the US Federal and Drug Administration (FDA) and Philippines FDA strongly warn the general public to refrain from using skin whitening injections that contain glutathione. It has been reported that these creams cause adverse reactions like skin rashes, S J syndrome, toxic epidermal necrosis, derangement of thyroid function, kidney dysfunction, abdominal pain beside issues related to incorrect technique in intravenous administration by untrained persons and use of unsafe needles.
Skin whitening creams not only contain steroids but also contain very high amount of hydroquinone, arsenic and the 3rd most hazardous substance — mercury. According to a report, skin whitening creams contain high concentration of mercury. We need to satisfy ourselves with our complexion instead of risking our health by using these dangerous creams.Source: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/11-Mar-2016/skin-whitening-creams