Navigation Links
Eyes Wide Shut-To The Dangers Of Kajal

According to New York City officials, many are blind to the perils of imported eye cosmetics//.

The officials are warning the public about the use of such eye makeup products known as kajal, kohl and surma which are imported from Asia, Middle East and North Africa. These products used traditionally by ladies to beautify the eyes are believed to contain above 50 percent lead, a known toxin.

Lead poisoning can lead to cognitive and behavioral problems in children as well as damage the kidneys, nervous system and reproductive system of those who ingest it, say health authorities.

At particular risk are pregnant women and their unborn children, say NYC officials. In fact, a case of lead poisoning registered in five pregnant women led to the recent warnings against the imported eye cosmetics.

Warns Nancy Clark, assistant commissioner of environmental disease prevention at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: “Children won't feel or look sick at all, but there could be problems with learning and behavior.”

Clark said that although the federal Food and Drug Administration bans the import and sale of the cosmetic products, they still end up on shelves in neighborhood stores, particularly those specializing in imported goods.

Consumers cannot distinguish safe brands from dangerous ones because lead is never listed as an ingredient, says the health department. Health officials say they're working with distributors and storeowners to remove the products from shelves and warn customers not to use them.

"It's important that people who use these products stop using them and that they get a blood test," Clark stresses.
AN
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Dangers of heat
2. Dangers of Low Calcium Intake
3. Dangers of sunlight
4. Dangers from lead
5. The Dangers Of Herb-Drugs Evaluated
6. Dangers Of Cigarette Smoke
7. The Dangers Of Prescribing Antibiotics
8. The Dangers Of Sleep Apnea
9. The Dangers Of Anorexia
10. The Dangers Involved In Smoking During Pregnancy
11. The Dangers Of Vitamin A To Pregnant Women To Be Included On Label
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, ... March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with ... for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in ... the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab ... City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud ... and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and ... the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Milford, NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... weekend at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by ... and physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, a ... amplified its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness ... cancer risks. ... Oncology calculated that more than 10 million American ... mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... EXTON, Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   ... leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today ... of West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration ... the Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by ... Team Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product ... training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate ... cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated ... real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for a ... has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: