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Environmental Health

Protecting and promoting the health of the community through education, regulation and enforcement.

HEALTH ALERT: High lead levels found in eczema cream

Diep Bao cream

February 1, 2023: Shop Me Ca of Herndon, VA has recalled its 10-gram tubes of Diep Bao Cream. The sale of the product has been suspended while FDA, OHA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem. Read the full announcement on FDA's website.

January 26, 2023: High levels of lead have been found in two tubes of a skin cream known as Diep Bao that’s advertised as treatment for eczema in young children. State and local health officials are urging parents to stop using the product while its safety is investigated. Read the news release.

The mission of Washington County Environmental Health is to protect and promote the health of the public by providing inspection and disease prevention services in the areas of food safety (including restaurants and other public food service facilities), public pools and spas, recreation facilities, mosquito control, smoke-free workplace enforcement, onsite wastewater management and drinking water.

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