HAIR DYES LINKED TO BLADDER CANCER

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Researchers at the Southern California School of Medicine believe they have found a link between the use of permanent hair dyes and the development of bladder cancer.

A study of 897 men and women concluded that study participants who had used permanent hair dyes for 15 years or more had a three-fold increase of bladder cancer. The increased risk for hairdressers and barbers was five-fold. The team found no increased risk with temporary or semi-permanent dyes.

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