Tainted skin cream from Mexico leaves woman in semi-comatose state, prompts health warning
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Health officials in Northern California issued a warning on Tuesday after a tainted skin cream imported from Mexico left a Sacramento woman in a semi-comatose state. The Pond's-labeled skin cream was found to have been contaminated with methylmercury, a hazardous substance that can cause severe illness and is "extremely dangerous to adults and children," according to a news release on Sacramento County's website.