Prof. Ernest Orji of the Department of Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, says women in the habit of bleaching their skins are prone to the cancer of the kidney and infertility.
Orji said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ile-Ife.
According to him, everybody has normal flora that protects their skin from cancer.
He, however, said that one of the components of bleaching cream is “lead” that is harmful to the skin.
He said that whenever the human skin component is damaged, the body would be prone to diseases such as the cancer of the kidney, liver and the other parts of the body too could be affected.