The East African Community Wants a Ban on Skin Bleaching Products

A resolution passed by the East African Legislative Assembly calls for the ban on the manufacturing and importation of soaps, cosmetics and beauty ingredients containing hydroquinone. Rwanda is the latest country to follow in to Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa's footsteps in cracking down on these products, which have been linked to skin cancer and kidney and liver damage.

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Some of these skin bleaching creams are on the Rwandan market.

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