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Beautifully Toxic: The Effects of a Burmese Cosmetic Practice.
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PMID:  23153128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In these colorful 2011 photographs, Burmese children are adorned with thanakha, a traditional decorative makeup. Thanakha (pronounced tha-na-KA) is obtained from grinding the bark of thanakha trees, which grow in Burma, Thailand, parts of India, and the Himalayas. Many different brands of this product are available commercially. The yellowish-white, creamy cosmetic is commonly applied to the face in attractive designs, the most popular form being a circular patch on each cheek. The cream is sometimes applied to the arms of women, girls, toddlers, and infants and to a lesser extent to men and boys. Thanakha is also used traditionally in skin treatments to tighten pores, combat wrinkles, and protect the skin from harmful sun rays. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print November 15, 2012: e1. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300887).
Esther Munene
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Esther Munene is with the Public Health Informatics Office, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City.
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