It’s as simple as doing a search on Google looking for “fake” or “imitation.” The Chinese market has become the go-to place for practically any counterfeit goods.
The internet has become the best way to dispose of fake products, mainly because the consumer neglects to look at those little details that could raise any alarms. But what hazards may pose to our health.
According to several US studies, many items, especially medicines, cosmetics and health care products contain alarming levels of lead, cadmium, insects, or even horse urine, causing various reactions from redness, irritation or itching to more serious damage as dermatitis, eye infections, and allergies.
Dangerous levels of lead, arsenic and cadmium found in products such as eyeshadow, eyeliner, foundation or eye masks in uncontrolled doses, may involve severe damage such as renal failure , in the case of cadmium exposure or even affect the central nervous system , as in the case from lead as The Real Deal stated.
Counterfeit products’ are not subject to strict health checks required by law and therefore lack health registration numbers or have been tested prior to marketing, nor are monitored before, during and after production.