Hair Relaxer

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FDA Plans to Propose a Ban on Hair Relaxers with Formaldehyde Over Cancer Risk

In the wake of a Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) study linking regular use of hair relaxers to a doubled risk of uterine cancer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to announce a proposal that could lead to a ban on formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, like methylene glycol, in hair relaxer […]

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New Boston University Study Weighs in On Hair Relaxer Cancer Risk

Just one year after the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) published the first study connecting hair relaxer use to uterine cancer, Black Women’s Health Study at Boston University released its own study connecting hair relaxer products to uterine cancer. The study reported that women who regularly used hair relaxers, especially older women, were

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Journal of the National Cancer Institute Links Hair Relaxers to Uterine Cancer

Did you know that using hair relaxers could double your risk of developing uterine cancer? A 2022 study by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) has linked many big-name hair relaxer brands to an increased risk of uterine cancer, with frequent users more than twice as likely to develop the disease compared to

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