This month #Ghana’s Food and Drug Authority will ban the sale of cosmetic products that contain the skin-bleaching ingredient hydroquinone, which has been linked to cancer.

Presented as a physical (not mental) public health issue, authority spokesperson James Lartey confirmed that such products will no longer be imported into 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,” said Lartey.

We thank the #Ghanian government for introducing this new law that will save thousands of lives, we hope other governments will follow.

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