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Determination of Cadmium in Some Cosmetic Products

Version 1 : Received: 29 September 2020 / Approved: 30 September 2020 / Online: 30 September 2020 (09:07:14 CEST)
(This article belongs to the Research Topic Food Analytical Methods)

How to cite: Saleh, F.A.; Saif, R.N.; Murshed, D.M.; Abdulmageed, B.A. Determination of Cadmium in Some Cosmetic Products. Preprints 2020, 2020090731. Saleh, F.A.; Saif, R.N.; Murshed, D.M.; Abdulmageed, B.A. Determination of Cadmium in Some Cosmetic Products. Preprints 2020, 2020090731.


Throughout the ages and times, the need to use everything that reflects women's beauty and helps them maintain their vision and health, and if the need to use the precious materials has been put in place, it is important that they produce the desired results without attention to the harmful chemicals and heavy metals that they contain. Over time, the toxicity of these heavy metals increases in our environment because of their long-term exposure to these pollutants, whether low or high-level in toxicity, animal-prednmost, environment, including air we breathe, water, food, etc. Cosmetics are one of these sources through which humans are exposed to heavy toxic metals. Heavy metals have been estimated in a number of previous studies, and in our study here, we aim to estimate the amount of cadmium metal and study it in various cosmetics such as Lipstick, Eye shadow, Face whitening cream. Two samples were taken from each of the locomoys and cadmium was estimated using the photometer of atomic absorption, one of the samples being expensive and the other low-cost, and purchased from the wholesale markets of Taiz City. Cadmium has been found prominently in these products and the highest rate found in the lowest cost-effective, Eye shadow, that the use of these cosmetic products exposes users to low- conc. heavy metals, which may pose a danger to their health. They are known to be clustered in their biological systems over time, resulting in an imbalance of body and environment. The results found that the low-priced color samples contained a higher concentration of cadmium than the high-price samples in low-priced samples, cadmium concentration was in order of eye shadow > lipstick = face whitening cream. The similar pattern are shown also for higher price product, which are lipstick > face whitening cream > eye shadow.


Cosmetic, Heavy metals, Toxicity, Cadmium, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.


Chemistry and Materials Science, Analytical Chemistry

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