Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka regulatory authority focuses on mercury content in cosmetics
Thu, Feb 14, 2013, 12:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cosmetics, Devices & Drugs Authority said that the process of monitoring the mercury content in the cosmetics is hindered due to the non-availability of the standards.

Officials said that the Sri Lanka Standards Institute is yet to compile the standards for the content of mercury in products such as soaps and bleaching creams.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning against skin lightening soaps, creams and cosmetics like eye makeup, cleansing products and mascara, saying they could be containing mercury. The Director of the Drug Authority Dr. Hemantha Benaragama said the cosmetics can be inspected and the harmful products might be removed from the market once the standards are decided.

The Director also pointed out that the cosmetics that contain lead and arsenic also cause illnesses and they should also be removed from the market.

National Drugs Authority has appointed a Cosmetics Evaluation Committee comprising pharmacologists, dermatologists, government analysts and the Ayurvedic herbal experts to look into the matter.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization has no plans to topple the government
Sri Lanka's private sector retirement fund earned over Rs. 550 billion in last five years - Central Bank
Disciplinary inquiry against Sri Lanka's star cricket players over retirement remarks
Coastal line train services disrupted in Sri Lanka as protesting workers block trains
Sri Lanka has achieved a lot, Korean envoy tells President
US Ambassador celebrates Earth Day with Sri Lankan Girl Guides
Sri Lanka national coach resigns to take up appointment with ECB
Sri Lanka takes measures to increase forest cover
Sri Lanka police ban passenger transport on hand tractor trailers
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.