NAIROBI- Medical experts in Ghana have issued a warning to pregnant women who take pills to bleach their unborn babies’ skins. Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) for Ghana have warned
The BBC is reporting that their is a growing trend of using illegal bleaching pills during pregnancy which can cause defects, including damage of limbs and internal organs.
The pills are usually smuggled into the country inside a luggage bag at airports.
Airport authorities are working with Ghana Police Service and other security agencies to make arrests, prosecute companies or individuals caught selling the illegal pills.
There is a perception in parts of Africa that children who are light skin would have a better prospect in life.
The FDA revealed that their market surveillance found the practice is popular with both educated and uneducated Ghanaian Women.
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