Minister for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul, has announced that her ministry will initiate a crackdown against cosmetic companies that produce fairness creams with an excessive amount of mercury.
The crackdown will start after December 31, 2019. The ministry has discovered that 56 out of 59 samples of fairness creams contain more than one percent mercury, which is hazardous for the skin and can cause cancer.
“We tested 59 brands in the country and 56 turned out to be using excessive doses of Mercury,” says Gul. The minister has called out these companies that make a profit on people’s insecurities and the society’s complexion complex.
“You are playing with our skin with your Rs. 10 creams,” says the climate change minister. She has resolved to take action against substandard cream manufacturers and has shared a list of hazardous beauty creams online. The minister has vowed to seal the companies manufacturing hazardous beauty creams and all such brands after December 31.
56 out of 59 cosmetics samples included hazardous mercury ratios!
Zartaj Gul further added:
“I come to know that once dirty POPs enter into the environment they remain in the atmosphere for a long time and are difficult to remove,” she maintained.
“I guarantee the participants of this workshop on behalf of the ministry that we are on to the things including your suggestions and targets proposed on POPs control. We will not pass bucks on the provinces for implementation rather will take lead role as being the focal point the ministry is responsible for the compliance of global conventions,” the minister vowed.
“It’s a new Pakistan with a fresh face before the world. Our country is now restructuring and rebuilding itself. Prime Minister Imran Khan is now telling the world that it’s the right time for investment in our country,” she said.