Hair dye/bladder cancer risk
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Permanent hair dye associated with bladder cancer in non-smoking women with genotype N-acetyltransferases 1, Manuela Gago-Dominguez, et al., University of Southern California, conclude in research presented during American Association of Cancer Research Annual meeting in San Francisco April 6-10. Case-control study was conducted in 450 female subjects in Los Angeles. In earlier research published in the International Journal of Cancer in 2001, Gago-Dominguez et al. determined women who use permanent hair dyes at least once a month increase their risk of contracting bladder cancer 2.1 times compared to non-users (1"The Rose Sheet" Feb. 5, 2001, p. 9). Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association refuted the new research, stating that it is being "presented to scientists and the public for the first time and the complete report is yet to be presented and peer-reviewed...
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