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Researchers have been looking at a possible connection between hair dye and certain types of cancer for years, but while the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency has classified. found that hair dye may increase a person’s risk for prostate cancer. However, experts believe this study isn’t valid because of problems in how it.

According to a new study, the answer is a qualified yes. After tracking cancer risk among more than 117,000 U.S. women for 36 years, the investigators found that personal use of permanent hair dyes was not associated with any increase in the risk of developing bladder, brain, colon, kidney, lung, blood or immune system cancer. Early hair dye formulations contained chemicals, including aromatic amines that were found to cause cancer in animals. In the midto late 1970s, however, manufacturers changed the components in dye products to eliminate some of these chemicals (2, 3, 5). It is not known whether some of the chemicals still used in hair dyes can cause cancer.

The study found no link between ever using hair dye and an increased risk of most types of cancer in women. However, it did find a possible relationship between hair dye and certain forms of breast. A December study by a division of the National Institutes of Health found a link between permanent hair dyes and breast cancer, a toxicologist for the Personal Care Products Council urged caution.

But permanent dye use was linked to a slightly increased risk for basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer), ovarian cancer and some forms of breast cancer. In addition, an increased risk for Hodgkin lymphoma was observed, but only among women whose hair was naturally dark. Jan. 26, 2004 Long-term use of permanent hair dye in dark colors doubles a person’s risk of certain blood cancers, new research shows. Many of the concerns about hair dyes possibly causing cancer have focused on people who work with them.

Do hair dyes cause cancer? Researchers have been studying a possible link between hair dye use and cancer for many years. Studies have looked most closely at the risks of blood cancers (leukemias and lymphomas) and bladder cancer. Scientists have studied the potential risks of hair dye for decades, focusing on bladder cancer, leukemia and breast cancer.

There haven’t been.

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A 1994 survey by the American Cancer Society, however, implicated only dark hair dyes, finding that women who used them for two decades or more had a 400 percent greater risk of dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma, a malignancy of the bone-marrow cells that produce antibodies.

“For Women Only!: Your Guide to Health Empowerment” by Gary Null, Barbara Seaman
from For Women Only!: Your Guide to Health Empowerment
by Gary Null, Barbara Seaman
Seven Stories Press, 2001

Cancer concerns were raised early in the context of oxidative hair dyes, because of their chemical nature.

“Cosmetic Dermatology: Products and Procedures” by Zoe Diana Draelos
from Cosmetic Dermatology: Products and Procedures
by Zoe Diana Draelos
Wiley, 2011

And some evidence, though controversial, suggests that certain types of hair dye may increase a woman’s chances of developing particular forms of cancer, such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health” by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, M.D., Terra Diane Ziporyn, Alvin & Nancy Baird Library Fund, Harvard University. Press
from The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health
by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, et. al.
Harvard University Press, 2004

Epidemiological evidence on hair dyes and the risk of cancer in humans.

“Information Resources in Toxicology” by Philip Wexler, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Gerald Kennedy, Frederick W. Stoss
from Information Resources in Toxicology
by Philip Wexler, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2000

The possible correlation between hair dyes and cancer is still debated.

“Hair and Scalp Treatments: A Practical Guide” by Antonella Tosti, Daniel Asz-Sigall, Rodrigo Pirmez
from Hair and Scalp Treatments: A Practical Guide
by Antonella Tosti, Daniel Asz-Sigall, Rodrigo Pirmez
Springer International Publishing, 2019

cancer Cancer concerns were raised early in the context of oxidative hair dyes, because of their chemical nature.

“Cosmetic Dermatology: Products and Procedures” by Zoe Diana Draelos
from Cosmetic Dermatology: Products and Procedures
by Zoe Diana Draelos
Wiley, 2015

However, it does lead to events that are unique to the cancer cell, that is, they are not present in normal cells in the same person.

“Encyclopedia of Cancer” by Manfred Schwab
from Encyclopedia of Cancer
by Manfred Schwab
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011

Chemicals have long been known or thought to be involved in the development of cancer.

“Occupational, Industrial, and Environmental Toxicology” by Michael I. Greenberg
from Occupational, Industrial, and Environmental Toxicology
by Michael I. Greenberg
Mosby, 2003

Much of this controversy began when a study conducted by the American Cancer Society found that women who used black hair dye for more than 20 years had a slightly increased risk of dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma (a bone-marrow tumor that is usually malignant).

“The Complete Beauty Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Smart Beauty” by Paula Begoun
from The Complete Beauty Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Smart Beauty
by Paula Begoun
Rodale, 2004

A recent meta-analysis of the hairdresser and related occupations found an increased risk of multiple myeloma and cancers of the bladder, lung, and larynx.14 Increased risk of leukemia,15À17 lymphomas,16À17 and cancer of the breasts18À19 and ovaries20À22 have also been observed.

“Women and Health” by Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode
from Women and Health
by Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode
Elsevier Science, 2012

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  • Did any of these studies look at the people who work at hair salons, the kind of people who are exposed to these products every day? They seem like they could offer a better idea of the potential harms of those products.

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  • The day I click on a healthcare triage vid totalled “does X cause X” and the concussion is it definitely does, I will fall off my chair:p

  • How many of these shit studies are there going to be?
    At some point they get more expensive than the studies that are actually worth something.

  • The only control group you could have (which since so many woman, by the time they’re diagnosed with breast cancer, have at some point dyed their hair) would be women with “virgin” never-dyed hair and see their rate of breast cancer.

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  • Why are we considering Susan B. Komen-For-Your-Money an authority on breast cancer? The only cancer they are experts on is cancer of charity organizations.

  • This report sounds like it was funded by non permanent hair dye and non-chemical straightener companies in an attempt to make people buy less of their competitors products

  • What we would have needed more is to know the effects of dyes on asthma, migraines and people with weaker immune systems. Not to mention the health of hairdressers.

  • I whole heartedly agree that such a small signal should not equate a forgone conclusion; but surely the disparity in numbers between women of color and white women should be enough to instigate further research? Specially since there’s so little research on the specific effects of chemical on specific groups?

  • Honestly, this seems like an ignorant study if the idea is to figure out whether chemicals might be carcinogenic. The accuracy and precision of self reporting is just too lacking generally. If you want to find measurable data in the real world, you look at the most exposed vs the lesser exposed vs the minimally exposed populations. Once you identify a measurable difference in numbers of cases between these types, then you drill down to identify potential correlations. If I wanted to know if all or some hair treatments, unacceptably increased breast cancer risk, I would try to inquire about incidences among the manufacturing employees or you know HAIR STYLISTS and other salon workers who would have a notably higher exposure level.

  • Hi, I’m an under graduate student, how can I learn to analyze a study like is done in this video? What should I study or look for?

  • Part of the problem is when people who don’t understand science try to interpret the findings of science. You can’t just read the abstract. You have to dig deeper and understand how that particular study would apply to the population as a whole. Often these studies are written using scientific language that gets misinterpreted in layman speak. So these studies are a good jumping off point for other studies, but not really that useful in suggesting how to live our day to day lives. Lastly, we should always wait for followup studies to verify the findings. You can cherry pick any study to fit a narrative.

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  • That number sounds VERY fishy. Of cause there is a correlation, but I rather see it in lifestyle.

    Someone who regulary dyes her hair has generally a different lifestyle as well, which has to be evaluated. Alcohol or cigarette consumption as a major example.

    Correlation =/= Causality.

  • Most studies are paid for with an intended result. Case in point, they sampled only people with cancer in the family. Why? So the numbers have a higher probability in the favored outcome.. Please use your brain before consulting an expert and read between the lines and not just the headline.