Cosmetics containing carcinogens are still rampant on the market for sale

17/6, drug administration (Ministry of health) said, starting on 1 July 2015, products, shampoo, hand cleansers, gels, creams, ... have used paraben or MCT + MIT (Methylchlorothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone) will restrict circulation and must stop on 30/4/2016. However, according to the survey of PV News reported, cosmetics are still rampant is sold on the market.

Cosmetics containing carcinogens are still rampant sale

According to the understanding of the REPORTER, on the box of skin cream or lotion, lipstick, lotions, bath ... usually have credited part of the preservative methylparaben, butylparaben, such as ethylbparaben, isobutylparaben, propylparaben, ... This is the kind of year on Parabens preservatives chemistry created by performing chemical phydroxybenzoic acid ester reactions are drug administration (Ministry of health) to limited use in foods , cosmetics, pharmaceutical products in the coming time.

Range of cosmetics containing Paraben preservatives still rampant sold on the market.

Accordingly, Paraben is not active substances as drugs. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, but is only used as a preservative to prevent the bacterial infection (caused by fungi or bacteria) and limiting the breakdown of substances that lead to reduced effectiveness of medicines, cosmetics.

However, many studies show, the preservative parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen activity in the body's cells. The activity of the hormone had given related to breast cancer. Thus, some scientists have put out the conclusion that, paraben can stimulate the growth of the tumor causes breast cancer in women and infertility in men.

The most recent research shows, paraben can be detected in the urine of people who use cosmetics, medicinal products containing paraben. If paraben in the types of creams that are rubbed onto the backs of the healthy youth, traces of paraben can also be found in the blood in just a few hours after using creams. That proves that, paraben essentially can penetrate human skin from topical medications or cosmetics.

Thus, Drug Administration said, next time, in addition to limited circulation products are Paraben substances, MCT + MIT from 1 July 2015 and cease permanently from on 30/4/2016. For the products contain paraben also only be allowed to circulate until 31 July 2015.

Also, in the process making the stop using the ingredients in products, Paraben Drug Administration also required the active substances in cosmetics are made a route as the European Community and the ASEAN countries.

Accordingly, with regard to products that use active ingredient Methylisothiazolinone is used only with the maximum concentration of 0.01% in cosmetic products, not banned. Methylchlorothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone mixture in proportion of 3:1 is used in the products wash with maximum concentration of 0.0015%. Methylchlorothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone mixture in proportion of 3:1 with Methylisothiazolinone is not allowed in the same product.

People still don't know what

17/6, PV has a quick survey in large supermarkets, as well as many retail cosmetics on the Ho Chi Minh City. HCM. It is known that most of the products the shampoo, cleansers, bath milk, ... has a mixture of Paraben and MCT + MIT was part of widespread selling in the market.

In addition, the new items are the consumers know to then even those items had long since are recorded on branding brands have used Paraben, MCT + MIT. As such, these products will be the first item in the list to apply limited route.

Carcinogens appear on the ingredients of cosmetics.

In a large supermarket on the Quynh (dist 1, HO CHI MINH CITY. HCM) items shampoo, cleansers, bath milk, ... in the big brands still sold, even being added in.

Exchange with REPORTER, a worker at a cosmetics store supermarket said: "at present, these items are selling briskly, so we also want to enter the row about. Also the stalled circulation due to contain the preservative parabens to now, we still haven't announced anything, ... ".

When asked about the list of preservatives are ingredients in these products, not many employees remember, it is located in the preservatives or not. It is therefore also not difficult to understand the mentality of the housewives on the selection of this item to use.

Mrs. Nguyen Thi Quynh (Binh Chanh, HCMC, shopping at the supermarket) said: "the husband and wife are working, the family had a lot to worry about, so a month just to go shopping for the family several times. So, we just buy the products used to use rather than interested constituents nor heard anything to this regulation ".

While making the agenda of limiting circulation of products contain Paraben preservatives no longer in length, these products are yet to be distributors or supermarkets, stores reported extensively to the consumers. Themselves businesses yet again clear to move with his customers in changing preservatives or refresh the product's formula to conform with regulations. Therefore, consumers need to protect themselves according to the criteria of prevention is better than cure. When considering the risk and benefits of the products contain preservatives this form, consumers should pay attention to product ingredients when shopping, choose products with natural ingredients, are safe for health.

In our country, the products contain Paraben has yet to grasp

The Exchange on this issue, a representative of the Ministry of Health said, there are five types of paraben stopped circulating in cosmetics include isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben,: phenylparaben, benzylparaben and pentylparaben. The world has 22000 cosmetic products, detergents containing parabens or mixed use MCT + MIT. Also in Vietnam, there are 100,000 types of cosmetics announced product standard. However, how much the products contain paraben, MCT + MIT then yet to be understood.

Should be replaced with safer preservatives

A chemical expert at the HO CHI MINH CITY. HCM share, currently have specific disclosure about the harmful effects of products containing the ingredients Paraben. However, to ensure the interests and safety of the consumers, the European Community and the Council of the ASEAN cosmetics recommends consumers should stop using these substances and replaced by safer preservatives.

Working with producer

Working with a REPORTER about this issue, representatives of supermarket management system in the supermarket of Saigon co.op mark (HO CHI MINH CITY. HCM) said: "we are coordinating with some functional sectors in HO CHI MINH CITY. HCM, to work with the manufacturers, about the products containing chemicals banned for testing, assessing the quality of the product on. After this result, we will continue to have treatment for these temporary product withdrawal ".=