Thursday, 7 May 2015

Ivory Coast Bans skin-whitening creams because of health concerns

"The use of whitening creams in Africa is most widespread in Nigeria where more than 75% of women buy them according to 2008 UN Enviroment Programme Study"

Ivory Coast has banned skin-whitening creams because of health concerns.

According to BBC, the authorities said "cosmetic lightening and hygiene creams... that de-pigment the skin... are now forbidden".

 Whitening creams have been popular among young women and some men who believe it makes them more beautiful.  But medical experts say they may cause cancer, diabetes, severe skin conditions and other diseases.

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