Chemicals Used in Hair Straightening Linked to Uterine Cancer
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Did You Know?
Women, transgender men and intersex people who frequently use straighteners have been shown to be associated with a higher risk of uterine cancer.
What Researchers Say?
The risk of uterine cancer developing in women who use hair-straightening products regularly, however, is 4.05% higher than that of women who have never used them.
Black women are at higher risk of getting cancer
A study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests Black women are more likely to be affected due to higher usage.
The increased uterine cancer risk observed may be caused by ingredients such as parabens, bisphenol A, metals, and formaldehyde.
symptoms of uterine cancer?
1. Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
2. Pain in the pelvic area
3. In women over 40, prolonged, heavy, or frequent vaginal bleeding is a sign of aging.