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Higher risk for uterine cancer linked to hair straightening products

A lot of the people who use hair straighteners are Black women.

Higher risk for uterine cancer linked to hair straightening products


There is a danger now being linked to the use of certain hair straightening products that could increase your risk of developing uterine cancer according to a study from the National Institutes of Health it found that straightening products containing various chemicals over time can increase the chances of developing uterine cancer the study.

Followed more than 33 000 women for nearly 11 years women who reported using chemical straighteners or relaxers had about a two-fold higher risk of going on to develop uterine cancer these chemicals are placed on your scalp and they can be absorbed into your bloodstream and then they circulate throughout your body.

Now in this study most of the women who reported using those hair straighteners were black the chemicals include parabens and formaldehyde according to the American Cancer Society mortality rates from the uterine cancer are rising particularly among black women