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03/19/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Skin-Lightening Creams May Also Bring Health Risks

For years, Allison Ross rubbed in skin-lightening creams with names like Hyprogel and Fair & White. She said she wanted to even out and brighten the tone of her face, neck and hands. Mrs. Ross, 45, who lives in Brooklyn, also said that she used the lightening creams "to be more accepted in society."

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