Chasing fair skin, whitening cream ban ignored in Cote D’Ivoire

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Ivory Coast banned whitening creams because of the negative health effects associated with them, from white spots and acne to cancer
Ivory Coast banned whitening creams because of the negative health effects associated with them, from white spots and acne to cancer

In Cote D’Ivoire, a ban on skin lightening products is not stopping many women from using the dangerous chemicals. And increasingly men are using the products as well.

The practice is not only present in Ivory Coast, but widespread elsewhere in Africa, as well as in large parts of Asia.

In nearby Senegal, people mobilized against skin lightening in 2013, but failed to get a ban on products.