Surrey trading standards officers have seized hundreds of illegal skin-lightening products containing an ingredient linked to cancer.
They confiscated two consignments of potentially dangerous cosmetics after they were brought into the country from Nigeria through Heathrow.
The creams, oils and soaps were seized because they contain the skin-bleaching ingredient hydroquinone which is banned in Britain and across the EU. Cosmetics made with the chemical are thought to increase the risk of skin cancer. 
Head to news.surreycc.gov.uk to find out more #tradingstandards #surrey #hydroquinone #healthwarning #cancer #buckinghamshireandsurreytradingstandards
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  • surreynewsSurrey trading standards officers have seized hundreds of illegal skin-lightening products containing an ingredient linked to cancer.
    They confiscated two consignments of potentially dangerous cosmetics after they were brought into the country from Nigeria through Heathrow.
    The creams, oils and soaps were seized because they contain the skin-bleaching ingredient hydroquinone which is banned in Britain and across the EU. Cosmetics made with the chemical are thought to increase the risk of skin cancer.
    Head to news.surreycc.gov.uk to find out more #tradingstandards #surrey #hydroquinone #healthwarning #cancer #buckinghamshireandsurreytradingstandards

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