Phát âm chuẩn cùng VOA – Anh ngữ đặc biệt: Dangers of Skin Lightening (VOA)

Học tiếng Anh: hiệu quả, nhanh chóng. Các chương trình của VOA Learning English for Vietnamese ( có thể giúp các bạn cải tiến kỹ năng nghe, hiểu rõ cấu trúc và ngữ pháp, và sử dụng Anh ngữ một cách chính xác.

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From VOA Learning English, this is the Health Report.
“Beauty is only skin deep” is an expression that means beauty is only a temporary surface quality. But some beauty products can cause lasting damage that goes far below the surface of the skin.
People, especially women, sometimes risk a lot for beauty. In the United States, many people use sunlight and non-natural light to darken their skin. Health experts advise against what is called “tanning” because of its links to skin cancer. In the African country of Senegal, women take health risks trying to do the opposite. The World Health Organization says that 25 percent of Many Senegalese women use skin-lightening products regularly. These products can contain mercury, hydroquinone and sodium hydroxide. Such chemicals can cause cancer. They can burn the eyes and skin and do other damage. Adama Diagne works in a beauty supply shop in Dakar. She tells shoppers to avoid the stronger products that promise fast results. She uses a cream that is made from carrots and not the strong chemical, hydroquinone. Ms. Diagne says that lightening is a personal choice and that no one pressures her. She says that some women want to be black every day. But for her, she likes to be a shade of brown. This thinking troubles Senegalese filmmaker Khardiata Pouye Sall. So, she made “This Color That Bothers Me,” a film about the subject of lightening. Ms. Sall says the government needs to better control the marketing and sale of skin lighteners. But she adds education is the best way to persuade people against using them.

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