Think Twice Before Buying These 8 Items Online

From meds to mattresses, it’s smarter to buy some products in person
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prescription meds bottle
cat medicine vet
baby milk bottle mom
fashion woman luxury items
bedroom set
dog puppy
Lipstick
Eyeglasses
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Beauty products

You’re running short on your favorite lipstick, mascara or perfume, and you spot the brand you like for a great price online. Watch out: There’s a chance those “brand name” beauty products are fakes. The biggest risk of counterfeit makeup and fragrance isn’t that you won’t look (or smell) as good — these products may be hazardous to your health. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says they can contain cancer causers such as arsenic, beryllium and cadmium, along with loads of bacteria and even (ick) urine. These knockoffs can cause acne, eye infections, psoriasis and severe skin rashes, the FBI says.