Mercury poisoning associated with a Mexican beauty cream.

  title={Mercury poisoning associated with a Mexican beauty cream.},
  author={M M Weldon and Mark S Smolinski and Azarnoush Maroufi and B W Hasty and Debra Gilliss and L Lucy Boulanger and Lina S. Balluz and Ronald J. Dutton},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={173 1},
  pages={15-8; discussion 19}
OBJECTIVES To describe demographic characteristics, patterns of use, and symptoms associated with mercury poisoning among persons who used a Mexican beauty cream containing mercurous chloride and to estimate the prevalence of cream use in Texas near the Mexico border. DESIGN Case series and cross-sectional survey. SETTING Border communities of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. PARTICIPANTS Persons who used the cream and contacted a health department in response to announcements… CONTINUE READING


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