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Poisonings linked to bleach, other disinfectants spike in US during pandemic

Calls to US poison centers have risen 20 per cent this year because of exposure to bleach and other disinfectants, health authorities said Monday, linking the surge to COVID-19 cleaning recommendations. From January to March 2020, poison centers received 45,550 calls about dangerous exposure to cleaning chemicals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Beauty and the bleach in deadly romance

‘You dey bleach O, you dey bleach, yellow fever. You dey bleach O, you dey bleach, yellow fever…” This was the way the late Afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti expressed his own reservation about African women, particularly Nigerian women, who indulge in the controversial habit of skin bleaching.Fanta face, Coca-Cola body”, is one derogatory expression often used to describe the habitual skin bleaching individual. Today, maintaining lighter skin tone has more or less become the norm for the average Nigerian woman. From Lagos to Maiduguri and Sokoto to Port Harcourt, the story is the same.

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