Evaluation of in vivo mutagenicity of hydroquinone in Muta™ mice.

Abstract

Hydroquinone (HQ) is used in skin bleaching agents, hair dyes, and finger nail treatments. Many skin-lightening cosmetics that contain HQ are currently marketed in Japan. Concerns have been expressed regarding health risks to the general population because the carcinogenicity of HQ was previously suggested in animal studies. HQ induced hepatocellular… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mrgentox.2014.10.009

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