Chemical Hair Straightener
and Relaxer Lawsuits
Uterine Cancer, Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Tied to Chemical Hair Products
The NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) announced the results of its long-term study showing an association between the use of chemical hair straighteners and relaxers with uterine cancer risk.
The study involved more than 33,000 women, ranging in age from 35-74. The study suggests that women who used chemical straighteners or relaxers more than four times per year, were TWICE as likely to develop uterine cancer than women who did not use chemical straighteners or relaxers.
These findings, along with several other studies, have shown that the risk of exposure to certain chemicals contained in the hair products, such as phthalates, can cause serious cancers including; uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
- NIH Study of Hair Straightening Chemicals and Uterine Cancers
- Study of Hair Dye, Hair Straighteners and Breast Cancer Risk
- Chemical Hair Products and Ovarian Cancer Risks
Who is at Risk
It is estimated that up to 90% of black or brown women have used chemical-based hair straightening applications, or hair relaxers. It is common for women to use these products in combination, thus further exposing them to cancer risk. Additionally, many women begin using hair straightening/relaxing products early on, even as teenagers. This means years of chemical exposure!
The chemicals found in hair straighteners and relaxers may include endocrine-disrupting chemicals (called EDCS). These chemicals can interfere with your endocrine system and disrupt your hormone balance.
Phthalates are a commonly known type of EDC, and are also widely used in hair relaxants and chemical straightening products. Both uterine and breast cancer have been linked to women who have used phthalate-laden hair products.
What to Do if You or a Loved One Has Suffered from Uterine Cancer, Fibroids, Breast Cancer or Ovarian Cancer
If you or a loved one were exposed to chemical hair straightening products at least four times in a one-year period, and were then diagnosed with uterine fibroids or cancer, call me today! Specific cancers include: uterine, ovarian or breast cancer, or developed uterine fibroids that required surgery.
If using chemical-based hair products resulted in your cancer diagnosis, we will hold the responsible parties accountable. I will prove these negligent companies KNEW their products were harmful, and even intentionally targeted young women in advertising efforts while still failing to inform customers of the risks.
Call me today, I will be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!
You may be entitled to compensation, including past and future medical bills, lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering and more. Call me today, I will be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!