Dermatologists to Oppose FDA on Plan to Ban Skin Lighteners

Sally Kalson


Skin-lightening creams and lotions are a huge business in this country, used by consumers of all races and skin tones. But their over-the-counter days may be numbered. In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration declared that products containing the bleaching agent hydroquinone pose too many health risks and proposed a ban on selling them without a prescription.

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Skin Bleaching; Skin Bleaching Products; FDA

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