Quote Originally Posted by Terrance Hounsell View Post
FYI please find the CBC Story at the following link:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/stor...ng-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 ????
It does not apply.

You should always practice chemical safety when working with any chemical reagent. (This includes water).

For scientific Material Safety Data information based on actual data (instead of news media hysteria):

Here is the URL for the JT Baker Hydroquinone MSDS:

https://www2.carolina.com/webapp/wcs...sds/868230.pdf

CARCINOGENICITY: NTP: NO IARC: NO Z LIST: NO OSHA REG: NO

CARCINOGENICITY NONE IDENTIFIED.

REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS, NONE IDENTIFIED.

EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE
INHALATION: HEADACHE, COUGHING, DIZZINESS, DIFFICULT BREATHING
SKIN CONTACT: IRRITATION
EYE CONTACT: IRRITATION
SKIN ABSORPTION: NONE IDENTIFIED.