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  1. photo Treating Skin Discoloration with Non-Toxic Alternatives to HydroquinoneTreating Skin Discoloration with Non-Toxic Alternatives to HydroquinoneArticle
    toxic. It’s a carcinogen, immunotoxicant, neurotoxin and may also be an endocrine disruptor. It has also been linked to a skin condition called ochronosis, where the skin becomes dark and thick. Not funRead more

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Ochronosis

Disease

Ochronosis is the syndrome caused by the accumulation of homogentisic acid in connective tissues. The phenomenon was first described by Rudolf Virchow in 1865. The condition was named after the yellowish (ocher-like) discoloration of the tissue seen on microscopic examination. However, macroscopically the affected tissues appear bluish grey because of a light scattering phenomenon known as the...More