Make skin bleaching for children illegal!

Make skin bleaching for children illegal!

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Omobolanle Ogunbanke started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

If it's illegal for parents to give their children alcohol and cigarettes, it should be equally illegal for parents to apply harmful substances to the skin of their children- Petitioner. 

"Skin bleaching has been associated with a number of adverse health effects e.g. mercury poison, nephrotic syndrome, etc. 

There is no health benefit to skin bleaching. Results aren’t guaranteed and there’s evidence that skin lightening can result in serious side effects and complications.

From a medical standpoint, there’s no need to lighten the skin. But if you’re considering skin bleaching, it’s important to understand the risks.

Skin bleaching is a personal choice that shouldn’t be made lightly. It has no health benefits and has been linked to a number of very serious side effects."

Citation is taken from: A Healthline publication as can be found at: https://www.healthline.com/health/skin-bleaching

There is also concerns that skin bleaching can stunt children's growth and development however this hypothesis requires further research.

PLEASE LET US TOGETHER END THIS ABUSE!

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