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Nigeria sees boom in skin-bleaching products

More than 70 percent of Nigerian women admit use of whitening products, more than any other nation.

    In Nigeria, a growing number of men and women are using skin whitening creams because they believe a fairer complexion will help them succeed in life.

    According to the World Health Organisation, more than 70 percent of Nigerian women admit they use such products despite the health hazards. That compares with 59 percent in Togo, and 27 in Senegal.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Lagos.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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