The evaluation of total mercury and arsenic in skin bleaching creams commonly used in Trinidad and Tobago and their potential risk to the people of the Caribbean

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Mohammed, Terry; Mohammed, Elisabeth; Bascombe, Shermel;
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
  • Journal: Journal of Public Health Research,volume 6,issue 3 (issn: 2279-9028, eissn: 2279-9036)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4081/jphr.2017.1097, pmc: PMC5736993
  • Subject: Skin-lightening, Skin-bleaching, Mercury, Arsenic, Trinidad, Caribbean | Caribbean | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Mercury | Skin-bleaching | Trinidad | Arsenic | Article | Skin-lightening

Background. Skin lightening is very popular among women and some men of the Caribbean, and its popularity appears to be growing. The lightening of skin colour is done to produce a lighter complexion which is believed to increase attractiveness, social standing and impro... View more
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