EU SCIENTISTS WARN ABOUT POTENTIAL HEALTH PROBLEMS WITH HAIR DYES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

CONCERNS have been raised by the European Union's (EU) scientific committee on consumer products about the safety of hair dye ingredient 2,2'-methylenebis-4-aminophenol HCl, concluding it "poses a risk to the health of the consumer".
It added it could cause gene mutation. This is was the result of one of 10 health assessments by the committee on hair dyes and ingredients.
Another was Disperse Red 17, where the committee said tests thus far had failed to demonstrate its "stability...in oxidative hair dye ...


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