‘Health officials are attempting to crack down on a so-called “backyard” cosmetics industry in parts of the Global South, because there are few safeguards in place and they believe their youth are in danger.
In Kuala Lumpur, for instance, the New Straits Times reports, health experts are calling for tighter regulations while noting that many of the cosmetics are packed with deadly chemicals which will have adverse effects on “involuntary” users, including children and unborn babies.
One of those deadly compounds is mercury, a heavy metal that can be found in many cosmetics products in the third world. These experts are warning that parents who use them—mothers in particular—are inadvertently harming their unborn children, as well as themselves.
Too bad these same experts are not warning parents to avoid mercury-containing vaccines.’