Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul has said that skin whitening creams are harmful to skin and health.
Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad, Zartaj Gul said that mercury is a very dangerous thing, thermometer, BP operator and dental filling is done with mercury, we want to clean everything from mercury, color is white. Also working on creams, lab tests of 59 creams in which 57 were found to contain mercury, including international brands, soap tests, 4 out of 14 soaps are a threat to the skin.
Zartaj Gul said that we will not end anything and no one’s business will go bad, we will work with the owners of all the companies to find a solution to the problem.
Skin whitening creams are harmful to skin and health. Mercury is also used in gold mines. Research has been done on 150 families in Gilgit. One child in each family is disabled. In 2013, work was done on Mina Marta. After the work did not work, the ratification of Mina Maita Convention was approved in the cabinet yesterday. We want to work on it after plastic bags and Clean Green Pakistan. Cosmetic companies have been given time till 2020.
Zartaj Gul said that there is a bad campaign in the media regarding whitening creams, it is said that if you are not white then there will be no marriage and being black is a bad thing, it is not only for women but also for men It is also said, it is against Islam and morality, whitening creams bring mercury level in their items up to 1 ppm, we will warn whitening creams not to make people feel inferior, right now we We will not shut down the company, but we will create awareness.