Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is set to ban the
sale of cosmetic products which contain the skin bleaching ingredient
‘hydroquinone’. The Ban which is to be effective in August this year,
will ensure that the products will no longer be imported to the country.
This is to deter users of the cancer-causing chemical within the
According to FDA spokesperson, James Lartey, all skin
lightening products will be banned and products containing hydroquinone
will not be allowed into the country. From August 2016, the acceptance
for skin lightening products is going to be zero.
Source: Ghana Star