Using Hair Dyes Might Cause Cancer According To New Studies



Hair dyeing/coloring is a global trend these days, especially for young adults whose having colors in their natural hair as part of their fashion statement is a big deal. 

It estimated that more than one-third of women over age 18 and about 10 percent of men over age 40 all over the world use some type of hair dye. 

However, rumors had been circulating the web recently about a link between using hair dye and getting cancer. 

Because of these myth, scientists have tried to determine whether exposure to the chemicals in hair coloring products is associated with an increased risk of cancer in people.

We will discuss here what the research shows about this topic so that you can make choices that are comfortable for you.


Reportedly, over 5,000 different chemicals are used in hair dye products, some of which are reported to be carcinogenic in animals which only means that it can affect humans too. 

Manufacturers, however, had changed the components in dye products to eliminate some of these chemicals. It is not known whether some of the chemicals still used in hair dyes can cause cancer but given the widespread use of these products, even a small increase in risk may have a considerable public health impact.

Studies have focused on the following type of cancers, whether hair dye products increase the risk of getting one:

* Bladder cancer: Most studies of people exposed to hair dyes at work, such as hairdressers and barbers, have found a small but fairly consistent increased risk of bladder cancer. However, studies looking at people who have their hair dyed have not found a consistent increase in bladder cancer risk.

* Leukemias and lymphomas: One study examined hair dye use among 769 patients with adult acute leukemia and 623 people without leukemia. It found that the risks of acute leukemia were higher among users both permanent and non permanent dyes than among those who had not used dyes, although the increases were not statistically significant. 

* Breast Cancers: Most studies looking at hair dye use and breast cancer have not found an increased risk. For other types of cancer, too few studies have been done to be able to draw any firm conclusions.

It’s not clear how much personal hair dye use might raise cancer risk, if at all. Most studies done so far have not found a strong link, but more studies are needed to help clarify this issue.
Though, researchers doesn't have strong evidences yet about the link between hair dyes and cancer, it is still best to avoid these products. Besides, being natural is still the best way possible to live a healthy life. 

(Source: DailyMail)

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