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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ban on Sale of Skin Lighteners Proposed - New York Times: "Ban on Sale of Skin Lighteners Proposed
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Published: August 30, 2006
The Food and Drug Administration proposed a ban on over-the-counter sales of skin-lightening products, saying possible health risks cannot justify their being sold without a prescription. The creams typically contain a drug called hydroquinone, a possible carcinogen also linked to a skin-disfiguring condition, the F.D.A. said. While the actual risk of the drug is unknown, the agency said, the products should be restricted to prescription use under medical supervision. An estimated 65 companies in the United States sell roughly 130 different skin-bleaching creams and other products that contain hydroquinone, the agency said."


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