A study from The National Institute of Health found that the association of women, who were using hair straightening and hair relaxers products, were twice as likely, or more, to develop uterine cancer than women who did not use the hair straightening and hair relaxers products. The study was inconclusive as to whether it was shown that correlation does not necessarily equal causation. The link to cancer so far has not been directly confirmed but is being tested daily for new information.
Uterine cancer study
Uterine cancer is a particularly rare form of cancer, but increases in risk factors as women age. Particularly, the risk factors of uterine cancer increase after menopause. This research was conducted by 33,000 women taking part in what was known as the “Sister Study” which is “a large, ongoing study looking for risk factors for breast cancer and other health conditions”. There was about an 11-year study conducted on a specified group of women who used hair products, including hair dyes, straighteners, and relaxers. According to amp.cancer.org, “women who had reported frequent use of straighteners (more than 4 times in the previous year) were about 2½ times more likely to develop uterine cancer”.
Dangerous Product Types and Brands
- Minimum 4 uses in 12-month period,
- Any straightener containing formaldehyde or phthalates is subject to litigation;
- uterine cancer, 4
- 1+ year between first use and diagnosis.
- Female only
- Relaxers only — not a device
- Dabur International
- Dark & Lovely
- Just for Me
- Olive Oil Girls
- Soft & Beautifu
- Soft Sheen/Carson
- Strength of Nature Global
- Used at least 4 times in a year
- Diagnosed with:
- Uterine cancer
- Diagnosis was no more than 10 years ago
- Must be BRCA negative
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm
Here at the Michael Brady Lynch firm, we are currently taking on any client with a uterine cancer diagnosis that has been using hair straighteners and hair relaxers, dyes, or other products for a period of time greater than 2 years. If you or a loved, one has been injured, please give us a call at 888-585-5970.