A South Asian nation has banned oil lubricants that contain toxic chemicals
An Indian state has banned the sale of mineral oil products that contain chemicals linked to cancer, according to a report in The Times Of India.
The chemicals, called benzylbenzene, is used to lubricate the vagina, vulva and anus.
The report said the government banned the use of the mineral oil and used the word “lubricant” in place of the word lubricant in the banned products, a move that could be seen as a crackdown on the country’s booming industry.
The move came after a government advisory panel said in May that the country was “currently facing an acute shortage of lubricants.”
The state government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.