People are increasingly asking whether hair dyes create cancer risks. This is a question that has been debated for many years. Some studies have shown a link between hair dye and cancer. Recently, there have been several lawsuits filed against hair dye manufacturers due to their alleged involvement in causing cancer. In this blog post, we will discuss what they could mean for you and the future of hair dye products.
Links Between Hair Dye and Cancer: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
First, let’s take a look at the studies that have shown a link between hair dye and cancer. One study found an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in those who used permanent hair dye for more than 25 years. This study, conducted by Yale researchers, indicated these individuals were nearly twice as likely to suffer non-Hodgkin Lymphoma as opposed to those who did not use these products.
Can Permanent Hair Dye Cause Breast Cancer?
Another study, conducted by researchers at Rutgers University, found a link between hair dye use and breast cancer in African-American women. Dark-shade hair dyes were associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer (51% increased risk), as well as an increase of 72% in the risk associated with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. With Caucasians, they observed the use of chemical relaxers indicated a 74% increased risk.
Study by National Institutes of Health re: Breast Cancer and Permanent Hair Dye
A study done by scientists at the NIH, the “Sister Study” concluded that women who regularly use chemical hair relaxers or permanent dyes are more likely to develop breast cancer. The study, published Dec. 4 2019 in the International Journal of Cancer, suggests that more frequent use of chemical hair products may lead to a higher risk of breast cancer.
According to data from 46,709 women in another study, those who regularly used permanent hair dye were 9% more likely than non-users to develop breast cancer. The information comes from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH. African American woman who use permanent dyes every five to eight weeks or more are 60% more likely to get breast cancer, researchers found. The research team found that there was no significant increase in breast cancer risk for temporary or semi-permanent dye use.
Lawsuits Filed Against Hair Dye Manufacturers
Several lawsuits have been filed against hair dye manufacturers in recent years, claiming that their products caused cancer. Several claims have been made, including increased risks of breast cancer.
These actions claimed that hair dyes containing ingredients such as PPD and PTD have caused plaintiffs to develop breast cancer and other forms of cancer. These lawsuits allege that hair dye manufacturers did not properly warn consumers of the potential cancer risks associated with their products.
What Does This Mean for You?
These hair dye lawsuits raise the question of whether hair dye products should have stronger warnings about potential cancer risks. As a consumer, it’s important to stay informed and educate yourself on the potential risks associated with hair dyes and other beauty products. It may also be helpful to consult with your doctor or dermatologist before using hair dye or other hair products.
It’s important to stay informed and make decisions about hair dye use based on your own personal knowledge and beliefs.
Contact Us to Evaluate Your Claim re: Permanent Hair Dye and Cancer
If you believe you may have been injured by the prolonged use of permanent hair dyes or relaxers, leading to breast cancer, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma or other injuries, contact our attorneys today at (800) 403-6191.
We will provide a no-obligation, no-cost consultation, evaluate your claim and determine whether we can help you recover for your injuries.