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Rwanda bans skin lightening, bleaching cosmetics

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The Viral
09th January, 2019 08:33 IST

Over fears that they may be harmful to health, the Rwandan government has begun enforcing a ban on cosmetic products used for lightening or bleaching skin. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), most products used for this purpose contain prohibited toxins like hydroquinone and mercury. At least four out of every 10 women in Africa bleach their skin.

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