In July 2019, a woman went into a semi-comatose state after using a cream from Mexico that was tainted with mercury. The tainted cream contained a powerful form of mercury, known as methylmercury. She had 2,630 micrograms of methylmercury per liter of blood.
In Japan, almost 20,000 women saw skin damage from Kanebo whitening products sold over 2008-2013. The products caused leukoderma — a loss of skin pigmentation. The women noticed vitiligo-like effects, with white spots or blotches appearing on their skin.
‘Slimme White’ supplements in Malaysia wanted to increase its sales by telling women some “hard truths”. So they made a commercial to teach women how to be treated with respect by their husbands. They just have to make sure they’re thin and white first. Thanks ‘Slimme White’!
Signs of mercury poisoning include emotional disturbances, fatigue, forgetfulness, and headaches. As it affects the brain, behavior and personality can also change, with low self-confidence, depression, and timidity.