-CEO of the Food and Drugs Authority has indicated that bleaching creams will no longer be available
-The executive officer indicated that some of the components of the cream were not wholesome for public use
-She indicated that a component in the cream was likely to cause skin cancer hence the Authority’s action
The Chief Executive officer of the Food and Drugs Authority, Mrs. Mimi Darko has indicated that body creams with bleaching agents would no longer be approved to be on sale on the market.
Mrs. Mimi Darko revealed that the regulatory body started its action not to register creams that had bleaching agents in them since last year.
During one of the Public Account Committee hearing, Mrs. Mimi Darko indicated that Hydroquinine was an agent that caused bleaching. She went on to add that scientists had come to the conclusion after extensive studies that Hydroquinine was a cause of skin cancer.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Authority said that strides were being made by the Food and Drugs Authority to sensitize market women on the effects of Hydroquinine and the effects of skin bleaching.
Many celebrities and public figures have come together to campaign against skin bleaching. The government has added its efforts to help curb the act by banning creams that are used to bleach the skin.
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