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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Hydroquinone – man jailed for selling skin products containing banned ingredient

Man ‘first to be jailed’ for selling skin lightening products A South London shopkeeper has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for selling skin products containing banned ingredient hydroquinone. Mohammed Iqbal Bharodawala, 45, from East Ham, admitted nine charges

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Black ‘henna’ PPD tattoos cause severe chemical burns

Black henna contains high levels of a chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD).  PPD is the stuff found in some hair dyes, but it is in much higher concentrations in black henna. PPD is allowed for restricted use in hair dye, but

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