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NAFDAC cautions against bleaching creams

NAFDAC cautions against bleaching creams
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Most bleaching products are not approved and may be harmful to health.

In Abuja, at a sensitization session for health journalists on the dangers of bleaching creams as well as its regulatory measures in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration And Control (NAFDAC) encouraged the media to support the fight against the body bleaching plague by educating Nigerians with the appropriate knowledge to make an effective decision for the protection of their wellbeing. Monica Eimunjeze, the acting director general of NAFDAC, shows her concern against a significant rise in the use of skin bleaching creams and other products in Nigeria.

She pointed out that the majority of bleaching creams on the market are not authorized by the agency and may therefore be dangerous to the body. When using a product containing chemicals, it may have several effects on the body or trigger a skin reaction that spreads to other organs. She added that although several of these bleaching creams have also been through the regulatory procedure on the list of licensed products that are included in the record of the agency.

Some diseases can be attributed to toxic chemicals in the body.

When toxic chemicals build up in the body, there are many effects, such as liver damage and kidney failure. Therefore she urges people to be aware of these effects and try to change their behaviour. Although everyone has the right to their own opinions, one should always make decisions that will help them rather than harm them. According to Eimunjeze, several creams are manufactured, and many people are unaware of the formulation expertise used to create them, affirming that many of those creams are dangerous to the body.

Therefore, she assured that this would not continue, stating that NAFDAC has a thorough understanding of the composition of all products subject to its supervision. Nigerians should exercise caution around creams that have made it onto the market without the agency’s knowledge or approval. There are risks associated with using creams that haven’t been approved by the agency, so now we’re working with journalists who advocate health to spread the information about the potential harms of using unapproved products.

A study is needed to know why people bleach despite its disadvantages.

Regarding people’s choice of skin bleaching, Eimunjeze stated that it was important for people, especially social scientists, to study and investigate why men sometimes go for white or fair women. She further stated that this idea mostly goes along with how people view themselves in an effort to increase their receptivity or social acceptance. She explained that the assessment was essential for individuals sitting in the stands to have a new perspective on life.

She revealed that the bleaching issue was not something exclusive to Nigeria alone, but rather that it was a global issue that required to be addressed. She was completely against the concept of bleaching and said that there are creams which are authorized and developed with specific colors in mind and that using these creams is a much more acceptable alternative to bleaching one’s body. While organic products have a reputation for being healthy, the DG warned that this is only sometimes the case if they are subject to strict supervision.

The media should take responsibility for educating the people – Jimoh.

Abubakar Jimoh, Director of Public Affairs, expressed joy in the federal government’s concern about the damage done by bleaching creams, which prompted the national media sensitization campaign as well as regulatory measures. Jimoh used the occasion to call on the media, seeing as how they are the ideal platform and chain drive for proof information to disseminate the effort to the public, to take the initiative in this quest to help get rid of the country of the bleaching plague that is sweeping over Nigeria.


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3 months ago

NAFDAC cautions against bleaching creams – Most bleaching products are not approved and may be harmful to health. – Express your point of view.

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3 months ago

More awareness and education on the negative effect of body bleaching should be given to the people. Support and fight against the body bleaching and enlightenment to make an effective decision for the protection when selecting body cream products should be encouraged.

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9
3 months ago

Bleaching has become the norm in our society and which is very wrong ladies seen been light as the best and attractive colours and they do all these due to power pressure and all these creams are harmful to he body that later generates to various sicknesses.

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3 months ago

Many people see’s bleaching as a way of beautify their body without been no the consequence of it at the long run or they don’t just care to listen to the bad effect of it in the long run,the media should do more by sensitise the public on the bad effect of it and also the NAFDAC should take serious action by eradicating those cream.

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3 months ago

NAFDAC cautions against bleaching creams. Most of this bleaching creams can even cause body cancer and a lot of skin damage. We need to create more awareness to the public

Abusi
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3 months ago

Bleaching creams are very injurious to the skin. It is important we used creams that are very viable for our skin. Some of the bleaching creams contain acidic substances that can destroy the skin.

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8
3 months ago

The bulk of commercial bleaching creams lack agency approval and may consequently be harmful to the body. These creams cause harm on the long run. But users are usually carried away by the temporal glam

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8
3 months ago

Most if these bleaching creams are dangerous. The manufacturer know little or nothing about the chemical composition. They are just YouTube graduates. Sadly their customers are usually overwhelmed by the temporal glam. On the long run when these harmful chemicals build up in the body it causes harm.

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3 months ago

Health reporters were given presentation by the Nigerian Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) about the risks of bleaching creams and the measures that have been taken to regulate them.

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3 months ago

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Last edited 3 months ago by Nwachukwu Kingsley
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3 months ago

They urged the press to aid in the battle against the body bleaching epidemic by providing Nigerians with the information they need to make an informed decision in defense of their health.

Member
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3 months ago

The vast majority of bleaching creams currently available on the market have not been authorized by the agency and are therefore potentially harmful to the body.

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3 months ago

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Last edited 3 months ago by Nwachukwu Kingsley
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3 months ago

A chemical-containing product may have multiple effects on the body or cause a skin reaction that spreads to other organs, and consumers should be aware of this.

Member
8
3 months ago

Despite the fact that some of these bleaching creams are already on the agency’s list of licensed products, others have not yet gone through the regulatory process,

Member
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3 months ago

The NAFDAC is teaming up with health-focused journalists to get the word out about the dangers of using creams that have not been reviewed and approved by the NAFDAC.

Last edited 3 months ago by Godsewill Ifeanyi
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3 months ago

The use of most of these body cream are not advisable. Why can’t we be natural for ones? Most everything be artificial. It is just unfortunate that major of those bleaching their skin are risking skin cancer.

Member
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3 months ago

For this mission to succeed in ridding Nigeria of the bleaching plague, the media provide the ideal platform and chain drive for proof information to disseminate the effort to the public.

Member
9
3 months ago

This unapproval cream should be stop from getting out for people to use since is not approved awareness should be create about bleaching cream to prevent harmful to health

Member
8
3 months ago

The majority of these bleaching lotions are known to cause cancer in the body as well as significant damage to the skin. We need to educate the general people more about this issue.

Member
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3 months ago

Some of these bleaching creams are already on the agency’s list of licensed items, but others have not yet undergone the regulatory process.

Member
8
3 months ago

The majority of women in today’s culture bleach their skin because they believe that lighter skin tones are more desirable. This trend is hazardous because the chemicals in bleaching creams can cause long-term health problems.

Member
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3 months ago

People should be watchful and be mindful of the kinds of cream they apply on their body especially now that there are body creams that are not approved by NAFDAC . If care is not taken people who apply such cream develop skin cancer and other form of skin disease.

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3 months ago

The NAFDAC should take decisive action by eliminating bleaching creams since many individuals see it as a means of improving their appearance without considering the long-term consequences.

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