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Africa's Scary Skin-Bleaching Trend (VOA On Assignment Apr. 26)i
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April 26, 2013 2:20 PM
VOA West Africa Correspondent Anne Look shares a story from Senegal about the widespread popularity of skin-lightening products. Anne says African women say they use bleaching creams and soaps to appear more beautiful or successful, but that they are actually putting themselves at risk, exposing their skin to harmful chemicals that can disfigure them and cause cancer.

Africa's Scary Skin-Bleaching Trend (VOA On Assignment Apr. 26)

Published April 26, 2013

VOA West Africa Correspondent Anne Look shares a story from Senegal about the widespread popularity of skin-lightening products. Anne says African women say they use bleaching creams and soaps to appear more beautiful or successful, but that they are actually putting themselves at risk, exposing their skin to harmful chemicals that can disfigure them and cause cancer.