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Shady Business: The illegal sale of skin-whitening products

We're testing popular skin lightening products sold in Canada to find out if the ingredients are as toxic as the marketing. They’re not authorized for sale here, yet we bought dozens of products from beauty supply stores in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Montreal.   Some of the promises:  “whiter skin in 7 days”, “white in seconds”, use a “fairness meter” to check your results.   The advertising is clearly harmful. Are any of the ingredients in the products harmful too?


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