Many hair straightening products, also known as hair relaxers or hair pressing products, still today contain several toxins and carcinogens, including endocrine-disrupting, mutagenic, and geno-toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, oxidized paraphenylenediamine, and 4-aminobiphenyl.

Estudos demonstraram que o uso destes produtos aumenta significativamente o risco de:

  • Câncer uterino
  • Câncer do endométrio
  • Cancro do ovário

O risco aumentado está mais fortemente associado a mulheres que usam produtos para alisamento de cabelo há mais de 5 anos e/ou mais de 4 vezes por ano.

For more information on a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) read here. “We estimated that 1.64% of women who never used hair straighteners would go on to develop uterine cancer by the age of 70; but for frequent users, that risk goes up to 4.05%,” said Alexandra White, Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Environment and Cancer Epidemiology group and lead author on the new study. “This doubling rate is concerning. However, it is important to put this information into context – uterine cancer is a relatively rare type of cancer.”

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with uterine, endometrial, or ovarian cancer after prolonged and frequent use of hair straightener products, please schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys today.