Is It True That Activated Charcoal Can Heal Damaged Skin Due To Mercury Exposure?
I’ve heard that activated charcoal can absorb mercury in the body if consumed. What if Active Charcoal is applied as a mask?
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It is true that you said that activated charcoal is one of the treatments that can be given to someone who has experienced mercury poisoning. Mercury is often found in daily life, such as in fluorescent lamps, thermometers, contaminated fish and also become ingredients in cosmetic products. BPOM has banned the entry of mercury in cosmetics. However, there are still rogue producers who continue to use it for profit. Some cases were even detected that caused mercury poisoning.
Now, there has also been circulating active charcoal included in cosmetic products, ranging from facial soap to face masks. Besides being used to absorb Mercury toxins in the skin, activated charcoal can also cleanse pores from dust particles and bacteria and remove black spots or stains on the skin. In addition, activated charcoal is relatively safe on the skin and can be directly clean from the skin when washed with water. So that now, its use is quite extensive.
Even so, still be careful in choosing cosmetic products that are said to contain activated charcoal. Choose cosmetics products that are clearly branded and their production can be accounted for. In addition, the product has also been through various studies so that the safety level for humans can be known.
Consult with a dermatologist if you feel you have experienced mercury poisoning or have experienced skin damage due to mercury exposure.
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