Effect of Hair Dye on Consumers; Allergies and Cancer Risks Side: 1 of 1
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Since many people regularly dye their hair, either through a
professional hairdresser or at home, concerns have arisen
about possible side effects from the chemical substances in
the hair dye product. Many studies have been undertaken to
assess the safety of hair colorant products. In this paper,
each recent relevant study is critically reviewed,
summarized, and interpreted. My research method is
summarize the studies into the tables with separate
categories for study types, samples sizes, genders,
ethnicities, ages, allergies, and risk of specific cancer types.
Using these summaries of findings, I will draw conclusions
of each study. I will consider the prevailing view drawn
from various studies that there is no association between
using hair dye and an increased risk of cancer.
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Hair dying is an ancient cosmetic practice that can be traced back to a
However, hair dye has become very widely used since the beginning (
Harald, Long, and Gray, 33),and it should be noted that the key techn(
of hair dye product has changed a little since then. Not surprisingly, ni
research have taken place to asses the safety of these products. No hai
on the market until there is thorough assurance of the safety.
In the European union, there is a list of approved ingredients for hair (
prohibited ingredients that cannot legally be used. A Hair Dye Safety:
the EU commission in a joint effort with the European Cosmetic Indu,
Harald, Long, and Gray, 33).
The focus of numerous studies has been the possible association betwi
dyes. According to Schlatter, Harald, Long, and Gray, 33, "The vast rr
studies suggest no association of hair dye exposure with an increased
number of studies have been conducted to access genotoxicity in hum
dyes. "The human biomonitoring studies evaluating genotoxicity do r
personal hair dye use or occupational exposure to hair dyes is associate
risk" (Preston, Skare, and Aardema, 23). Other studies of aromatic an
the carcinogenicity of hair dyes in humans on the target organs, espec
conclusion was the same: "In accordance with a number ofkey review
be no relevant bladder cancer risk associated with the use of hair dyes
(Bolt, Hermann, and Golka, 533)
Nonetheless, some Individuals are sensitive to hair dye and have al.ert
could be dealt with by conducting a skin sensitivity test with the hair (
actually applied. (Schlatter, Harald, Long, Gray, 35) If consumers noti
test, it is strongly recommended that they not color their hair, and see
In conclusion, from the three related articles I have reviewed, there is
association between using hair dye and increased risk of cancer. Base(
studies toward the cancer risk of hair dye product, consumers can feel
of today's hair dye formulations.
Effect of Hair Dye on Consumers; A11
Kamoltip Tippi Jullawatilert, Department
College of Arts and Sciences, &!I
Faculty Mentor: Susan Eve, Ph.D., Associat
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Jullawatilert, Kamoltip Tippi & Eve, Susan Brown. Effect of Hair Dye on Consumers; Allergies and Cancer Risks, poster, April 14, 2011; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86719/m1/1/: accessed January 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.