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Resource ID: #24695
Subject: Chemicals
Source: Chicago Tribune
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Date: 5/19/2010; 5/22/2010; 5/30/2010; 7/21/2010

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The Tribune decided to investigate a tip found in a New York Times story that suggested mercury might be present in certain beauty products. The Tribune tested 50 different skin-lightening creams purchased from various locations around Chicago and found that six contained enough mercury to be banned by federal law. When used over time, mercury can be cause health problems, including kidney damage.

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