China, Zheng Jiang, A 23-year-old kindergarten teacher in Zhejiang, loves online shopping.
She is especially keen on live bidding shopping. Recently, she was diagnosed with mercury poisoning due to persistent leg soreness.
The problem is likely to be the “don’t know what brand” whitening mask she bought from the live broadcast room.
According to The Paper, “The source of the poisoning is likely to be an irregular facial mask purchased online from the live broadcast room.” A doctor at the Kidney Disease Center of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine judged that some unscrupulous merchants illegally added masks to highlight the whitening effect of the mask.
Mercury, if used for a long time or in large amounts, can cause kidney damage.
According to the hospital, the woman developed symptoms of leg soreness and backache before the Mid-Autumn Festival. She was checked for urine protein 4+ at a local hospital.
Strangely, She did not have obvious symptoms of nephropathy syndrome, such as swollen legs and feet, and her kidney B-ultrasound showed no abnormality, and her EMG and thigh MRI were also normal.
Later, the doctor found that her face was paler than her neck, and asked her why. Miaomiao replied that she recently used whitening masks frequently and bought them from the live broadcast room.
As for the brand, she couldn’t tell, and she didn’t pay attention to whether it was a regular product.
Based on experience, the doctor immediately ordered a urine mercury test.
The results showed that her urine mercury was much higher than the normal value, indicating that she had kidney damage caused by mercury poisoning. The hospital immediately carried out mercury removal treatment on her, and performed renal puncture to confirm the renal tubular injury, and related treatment is still being carried out in the follow-up.
The doctor explained, “Mercury is also mercury. Its compounds will destroy the enzyme activity of the epidermis, prevent the formation of melanin, and thus have a whitening effect.
Many unscrupulous merchants will add mercury in order to highlight the whitening effect in the short term. The mercury in the mask After being absorbed through the skin, it enters the blood, and the kidney is the main excretion and accumulation organ of mercury.
If a large amount of mercury is ingested for a long time or a short period of time, it will damage the glomeruli and renal tubules, causing kidney damage.”