Nutrition

Bleaching products can cause infertility, kidney failure, others – Experts warn

Bleeching ProductsMedical experts have have warned Nigerians on the dangers of using bleaching products.

Dr Akinlolu Siyanbola, a dermatologist at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Hospital, Osogbo, and Dr Abimbola Ibrahim in their separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo, maintained that consistent usage of  bleaching products over a long period could lead to kidney failure, cancer and infertility.

According to Dr Siyanbola, consistent usage of  bleaching products over a long period could  make the kidney to fail, and could cause diabetes.

He explained that bleaching products  could also cause osteoporosis (loss of bone density), psychiatric manifestation and systemic hypertension  among other ailments.

The dermatologist said  that bleaching products  contain  chemical agents that reduce the activities of the  natural cell  which protects the skin from the adverse effects of  sunlight.

The agents, he said,  change the skin to occhronus manifested in different colours of the body.

In his reaction, Dr Abimbola Ibrahim, disclosed that people who use bleaching products may end up being  infertile.

Ibrahim said products  lighten the skin and cause it  to lose its natural protective barrier, making it to be vulnerable.

The medical expert added that  infection spreads  faster and broader, thus leading to skin cancer.

While noting that the  hydroxyl quinolone results in body odour, he advised Nigerians to maintain their natural skin.

Ibrahim however, called  on  the regulatory agencies to control the  sale of chemical agents in the interest of public health. (NAN)

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