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Hair-straightening products contain potentially toxic mix

Posted 18 May 2018

From CBC News

Women are being exposed to these chemicals weekly and sometimes even daily, without their knowledge

Hair products used primarily by black women and children contain a host of hazardous chemicals, a new study shows.
 
The findings could explain at least in part why African-American women go through puberty earlier and suffer from higher rates of asthma and reproductive diseases than other groups.
 
“The truly scary thing about this is that women are being exposed to these chemicals weekly and sometimes even daily, without their knowledge, because they assume a product is safe simply because it is on the shelf,” epidemiologist Tamarra James-Todd said after reviewing the report in Environmental Research.

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