The Wake-Up Call:
A study by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Athens Medical Schools suggested that women who use hair dyes five or more times a year have twice the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Most permanent hair dyes contain potential irritants and carcinogens like formaldehyde and ammonia. Petroleum-based coal tar derivatives and phenylenediamine cause cancer. Products containing phenylenediamine can cause blindness if the solution drips into eyes.
Dr. Samuel Epstein, chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition, says the use of hair dye places women at increased risk of certain cancers, especially leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma and Hodgkin's disease. He states there is strong evidence that the use of hair coloring products accounts for up to 20 percent of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases in U.S. women, and that there is suggestive evidence these products increase breast cancer risk. Dark and black colors are particularly toxic.
Your skin absorbs up to 60% of the ingredients (including the synthetic and toxic chemicals) found in the cosmetics, lotions, and shampoos you use on a daily basis. Choosing products made with natural and organic ingredients from plant oils and waxes, mineral pigments and essential oils is a healthier alternative!
Don't give up on your hair products!
Opt for safe natural-based and organic products derived from plants and minerals instead!
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