A Minnesota Health Advocate’s Crusade Brings Harmful Skin Lightening Out of the Dark

January 16, 2018

(STAT News) – Some women use the creams in hopes of erasing dark spots, but many rub them over their entire bodies multiple times a day in hopes of whitening their brown skin. The practice pervades many cultures in Africa, Asia, the Middle East — and many immigrant communities in the U.S. — and Adawe has made it her mission to end it.

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