FYI please find the CBC Story at the following link: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2007/10/29/ot-skin-whitening-071029.html Which includes this quote: In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a ban on over-the-counter sales of skin-lightening products, citing potential health risks of the common ingredient hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is a possible carcinogen and has been linked with disfiguring condition called ochronosis that causes darkening and thickening of the skin, along with raised bumps and greyish-brown spots. ???? Does anyone know if this applies to developers ????