Permanent hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, particularly in black women, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.
“These findings suggest that women should consider their use of hair products in light of the fact that the chemicals in hair dye and chemical straighteners may influence their risk of developing breast cancer,” Alexandra White, PhD, head of the environment and cancer epidemiology group at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), told Healio Primary Care.
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