Study Shows Black Women May Be More Affected Because They Use Hair Relaxers More
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, USA, Jan. 4, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recent National Institutes of Health study links frequent use of chemical hair straighteners to increased risk of developing uterine cancer It also became clear that Using a hair relaxer.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences led a study that followed nearly 34,000 women aged 35 to 74 for 11 years. Studies show that exposure to chemicals in hair restorers increases the risk of developing uterine fibroids and other female hormone-related health conditions, such as early puberty, low fertility, early menopause, and cancer. was shown to increase significantly.
“Previous research into the potential health hazards associated with hair relaxers has linked the use of certain hair products with ovarian or breast cancer,” said Peter Gemma, Rhode Island Attorney for Gemma Law Associates in Providence. “However, this is the first study to find medical evidence of an association between women who use corrective products and uterine cancer.”
The report, published in the journal of the National Cancer Institute in October 2022, shows that nearly 60% of reported participants who used braces in the previous year self-identified as black women. .
“It’s important for women to be aware of the potential risks associated with chemical hair straighteners and to consult with their physician before using hair relaxers,” Gemma said. is a cause for concern among many African American women and other people of color who often use hair relaxers to style their hair.”
Gemma’s company will focus on product liability litigation and will represent women in litigation who develop cancer of the uterus, endometrium or ovaries after using hair restorers. The lawsuit alleges that the companies failed to warn consumers of the potential health risks associated with hair straightening products.
Many hair relaxer products contain a variety of potentially dangerous chemicals (lye, guanidine hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, formaldehyde, petroleum distillates) that can damage your hair if misused or used over a long period of time. , which may adversely affect health.
Some local salons do not offer hair relaxer services due to the harsh chemicals used in many of their products. Alesha Rodriguez, master stylist and owner of her salon in East Providence, Lavish, said she didn’t know about the recent cancer research or the lawsuit against her hair relaxer, but it’s included in some hair-straightening products. We are well aware of the harmful ingredients that can be released.
“We don’t use relaxers at the salon because they damage the hair,” she said. It’s important to.”
The Hair Relaxer lawsuit includes hair straightening products such as Motion, Dark & Lovely, Soft & Beautiful, Optimum Care, Claims of Nature, Just For Me, Olive Oil Relaxer, Organic Root Stimulator, and Brazilian Blowout. may be
Gemma Law Associates offers an online tool (https://gemmalaw.com/do-i-qualify-for-the-hair-relaxer-lawsuit/) to determine who is eligible to participate in a hair relaxer lawsuit. Developed. To qualify, a woman must prove that she used a hair straightener or relaxer listed in her case and that she developed or had uterine, endometrial, or ovarian cancer.
For more information on Hair Relaxer lawsuits and eligibility, visit gemmalaw.com.
Gemma Law Associates