“Rogue” beauticians who offer teeth whitening and people who sell illegal kits should face tougher penalties, councils in England and Wales say.
Some kits contain 300 times the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide, the Local Government Association said.
This would be like “brushing with bleach” and could cause blistering, burns and other damage, the LGA added.
The government said it was helping make people aware of dangers, but would not say whether it planned bigger fines.
Only dental professionals can legally perform teeth whitening at business premises, but the LGA said a “worrying number” of unqualified staff were offering the treatment.
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