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How the (illegal) market for skin whiteners is endangering the lives of women who dream of “an illusionary western model”

Some of the skin whiteners available on the market are banned by European cosmetics regulatory legislation due to high concentrations of toxic substances – among them hydroquinone, which increases the risk of cancer. Skin whitening creams, some with banned substances in cosmetology, are being sold in Lisbon, exposing consumers to …

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