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Bleaching in Paradise – a radio documentary

31 Mar 2016

In 2015, the Ivory Coast became the third African country to ban skin-whitening creams, following in the footsteps of Senegal and South Africa.

But, despite the ban, some dangerous, and even deadly, skin-lightening agents are still managing to filter into the UK.

Last year, according to ONS predictions, the island of Mauritius was expected to overtake Nigeria as the biggest exporter of skin-bleaching creams.

Ashna Hurynag went to Mauritius to find out more.

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