The Economic Impact of Skin Bleaching in Africa

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In this photo taken Feb. 15, 2011, roadside vendor Sophia McLennan displays her selection of skin bleaching agents near a pharmacy in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. (AP Photo/Caterina Werner)
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In this photo taken Feb. 15, 2011, roadside vendor Sophia McLennan displays her selection of skin bleaching agents near a pharmacy in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. (AP Photo/Caterina Werner)
In this photo taken Feb. 15, 2011, roadside vendor Sophia McLennan displays her selection of skin bleaching agents near a pharmacy in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. (AP Photo/Caterina Werner)

Earlier this year, skin bleaching products were banned in Ghana. Ghana’s food and drug administration spokesperson James Lartery said the skin_bleaching_sugust_ghanaproducts will no longer be imported to the country.

 

Concerning skin lightening products, we are saying that from August 2016, all products containing hydroquinone will not be allowed into the country. From 2016, the acceptance for skin lightening products is going to be zero.

How will this ban on a multi-million dollar industry impact the economic and social system of the growing nation? Allegra Johnson has more with African policy analyst Onyinye “Gandhi” Chukwunyere.

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