Seventy-seven percent of Nigerian women use bleaching cream —WHO


Isaac Shobayo | Jos

A World Health Organization study has revealed that the use of skin bleaching creams is prevalent among 77 percent of Nigerian women, the highest in Africa compared to 59 percent in Togo, 35 per cent in South Africa and 27 percent women in Senegal.

This was disclosed by the Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, while delivering her opening address at the North-Central zonal sensitisation workshop on the Dangers of Bleaching Creams and Regulatory Control held in Jos, Plateau State.

She explained that the scary statistic has shown that the menace of bleaching creams in Nigeria has become a…

Source: Nigerian Tribune