Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have made a new discovery that proves that using hair products increases the risk of breast cancer.
According to the study report, the risk is much higher in black women than white women. A large group of 46,000 women have been studied in the United States and it has been discovered that the use of permanent hair dyes in women and the use of chemical relaxers increase the risk of breast cancer by 60%.
The results were published in the International Journal of Cancer which suggests that differences occur in risk levels by race. It has been found that white women have a 7% chance of developing the medical condition.
According to research, the chances of developing this disease decrease when the dye is applied by an expert in a professional setting such as a salon.
Alexandra White, Ph.D., head of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and the Environmental Epidemiology and Cancer Group, said: “In our study, we find a higher risk of cancer breast associated with the use of hair dyes, and the effect is stronger in African American women, especially those who are frequent users. “