The use of skin bleaching creams is a growing concern across the world, with many people using these products to lighten their skin tone. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), 77% of Nigerian women use these creams, which is a worrying statistic. The use of these creams has been linked to various health problems, including kidney disease, which is affecting 10% of the Nigerian population. It is time for authorities to take action and ban these so-called “organic creams” before more people suffer.
Skin bleaching is a popular trend in many African countries, where lighter skin is often associated with wealth, beauty, and social status. This has led to a booming market for skin lightening products, with many people resorting to these creams to achieve a fairer complexion. Unfortunately, the use of these creams has serious health implications.
Many of the skin bleaching creams available in the market contain dangerous chemicals such as hydroquinone and mercury, which can cause skin irritation, discoloration, and even permanent damage. These chemicals have been linked to various health problems, including kidney disease, which is a major concern in Nigeria.
Kidney disease is a growing problem in Nigeria, with 10% of the population suffering from this condition. The use of skin bleaching creams has been identified as one of the major factors contributing to this problem. These creams contain toxic chemicals that are absorbed into the bloodstream, causing damage to the kidneys over time. This damage can lead to kidney failure, which requires a transplant for survival.
The situation in Nigeria is dire, with many people desperate for a kidney transplant. However, the supply of kidneys is limited, and many people resort to buying them from the black market, which is both illegal and dangerous. The only way to prevent this situation from getting worse is to ban the use of skin bleaching creams.
Many of these creams are marketed as “organic” or “natural,” which is misleading. These products may contain natural ingredients, but they also contain dangerous chemicals that can cause serious health problems. It is time for authorities to take action and ban these products, or at the very least, regulate their use.
The use of skin bleaching creams is a growing concern in Nigeria, with many people using these products to achieve a fairer complexion. However, the use of these creams has serious health implications, including kidney disease. It is time for authorities to take action and ban these products before more people suffer. The ban should be enforced, and people should be educated on the dangers of these products. Only then can we hope to prevent the spread of kidney disease and save lives.
Source: Sahara Reporters
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