From LA Time

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The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday proposed banning over-the-counter sales of skin-lightening products, triggering a four-month comment period likely to provoke strong protests from dermatologists and other skin experts.

Publishing the proposed rule in the Federal Register, the FDA said that the creams contained hydroquinone, a drug that, according to studies on rodents, showed “some evidence” of possibly causing cancer.
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Indian women are sure not going to be aware of this news and will continue to apply all sorts of cosmetics to make them look like “westerners” 😉

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