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More Research Out Now!

posted Jun 11, 2014, 1:16 PM by Rachel Aronoff   [ updated Jun 11, 2014, 1:25 PM ]
An article just came out in Time Magazine about carcinogenic aromatic amines from hair treatment solutions in occupationally exposed hairdressers.  The high quality research work by a Swedish group used blood samples from subjects recruited between 2008 and 2009, and was published in the journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.  In the study, hemoglobin adducts were used to measure long-term exposure levels, and a clear positive correlation of more procedures per week leading to greater levels of adducts was found.  This means that, even if some chemicals are being regulated gradually in the case of hair dyes, hair-dressing is still entails exposure to carcinogenic compounds (and also is still very likely risky to those getting their hair done).  

Take care!

(Thanks to Ingrid for pointing out the Time Magazine coverage of this issue!  Muchas gracias!) 
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