Tanzania has banned female legislators from making their way into the August House with false eyelashes and fingernails.
Speaker Job Ndugai made the announcement shortly after Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile told the House that least 700 women are admitted to hospital with complications linked to the use of false eyelashes, false fingernails and skin bleaching.
According to reports, fake eyelashes can permanently damage the hair follicles, cause allergic reactions which if not treated can damage ones eyes and can sometimes cause loss of sight.
While it is true that longer nails are attractive and fashionable, reports show that fake nails weaken ones real nails and can worsen a fungal infection.
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