NAFDAC: Reasons Why Bleaching Creams Are Dangerous


Media representatives have been entrusted by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to help inform Nigerians of the risks linked with bleaching products.

Dr. Monica Eimunjeze, the agency’s acting director-general, made the appeal during the kickoff of a national media awareness workshop on the risks of bleaching creams and regulatory restrictions.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the event was primarily designed for journalists who cover the health sector.

On the list of things with licenses that is available in the agency’s records, there are several bleaching creams that have also undergone the regulatory process.

“There are those who are operating covertly in the market where the agency has not yet implemented the regulatory control, and Nigerians must exercise caution when using those creams.

“We believe that employing cream products that are not subject to our approval process carries inherent risks.

Therefore, we are working with health journalists to raise public awareness about the effects that products that have not undergone the regulatory procedure may have on consumers’ health.

According to Eimunjeze, social scientists in particular should investigate and look at the causes behind why some males prefer women with pale complexions.

She claims that this idea goes hand in hand with how individuals view themselves in order to make them more “receivable or acceptable” in society.

According to her, the test was required to force those who bleach to reorient themselves to life’s reality.

She acknowledged that the bleaching issue was not exclusive to Nigeria but rather required discussion on a worldwide scale.

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