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Table 5 Concentration (μg/g) of toxic metals in beauty cream samples

From: Assessment of some heavy metals in selected cosmetics commonly used in Bangladesh and human health risk

Sample code Lead Conc. ± SD Cadmium Conc. ± SD Chromium Conc. ± SD Mercury Conc. ± SD
A 50.39 ± 4.3 6.27 ± 0.91 BDL 0.168 ± 0.004
B 30.75 ± 3.3 2.77 ± 0.92 BDL 0.128 ± 0.007
C 14.38 ± 1.8 2.40 ± 0.23 BDL 0.481 ± 0.009
D 35.66 ± 3.6 2.60 ± 0.28 2.82 ± 0.03 0.174 ± 0.009
E 26.65 ± 2.5 2.48 ± 0.17 BDL 0.292 ± 0.005
F 15.25 ± 1.8 2.85 ± 0.22 BDL 0.245 ± 0.005
Mean 28.85 3.23 0.47 0.25
WHO 10 0.3 NA 1.0
EU 0.5 0.5 1.0 NA
CANADA 10 3.0 NA 3.0
  1. BDL below detection limit, NA not available