Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 1 decade ago

are bleaching products carcinogenic?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    What kind of bleaching products? Skin bleaching, yes. Laundry bleaching, yes.

  • 1 decade ago

    They can make the skin more susceptible to skin cancer.

    Skin bleaching destroys the black pigment found in the epidermis (top layer of the skin). Exposure of the dermis layer, underneath the epidermis layer, to the harsh weather will increase the incidence of skin cancer. The dermis cannot compensate for the absence of the epidermis and coupled with the hot sun… one will get a higher risk of cancer.

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