EU SCIENTISTS WARN ABOUT THE CANCER RISK OF HAIR DYES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Union's (EU) scientific committee on consumer products has raised concerns that oxidative hair dyes could promote cancer. In a report it highlights studies indicating "excess risks for chronic lymphoid leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma and acute leukaemia for users of hair dyes"; and an indication of "excess risk of bladder cancer for women in USA using permanent hair dyes frequently and for long time". It added that the risk of developing a malignant disease through personal hair dye use was ...


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