Awareness of adverse effects of lead-containing cosmetics among the adolescence and young adult population in Chennai. A survey

Authors

  • Sneha A.1 , Balaji K.2 , Yuvaraj Maria Francis3 , Gunapriya Raghunath4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2444

Keywords:

Awareness, Adolescence, Cosmetics, Lead, and Participants

Abstract

Background: Lead and it’s compound induced health problems are continue to be an important, preventable
public health issue. The common source of lead exposure in modern days is cosmetic products.
Aim and Objectives: The study aims to evaluate the awareness about the adverse effects of lead-containing
cosmetics in adolescence and the young adult population including factors influencing customers, knowledge
about the product ingredients, and quality.
Materials and Method: In this study, a questionnaire was prepared using Google form and circulated
among the adolescence and young adult subjects to assess the awareness about the adverse effect of lead in
cosmetics. The study sample comprised of totally 203 participants of both males and females with the age
group between 16 to 24 years.
Results: In this study, it is found that 87% of the participants were aware that cosmetic products harm their
health. 78% of the participants know lead and its compounds present in the cosmetics. 86% of participants
have the habit of checking the ingredients and quality of cosmetic products. About 96% of the participants
were influenced by the advertisement of the product before buying it.

Author Biography

Sneha A.1 , Balaji K.2 , Yuvaraj Maria Francis3 , Gunapriya Raghunath4

1
Undergraduate Students, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, India, 2Tutor, Department
of Anatomy, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, India, 3
Assistant Professor, Department
of Anatomy, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, India, 4Professor & Head, Department
of Anatomy, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam,
Chennai, India

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Sneha A.1 , Balaji K.2 , Yuvaraj Maria Francis3 , Gunapriya Raghunath4. (2021). Awareness of adverse effects of lead-containing cosmetics among the adolescence and young adult population in Chennai. A survey. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 984-989. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2444