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Do hair dyes or straighteners increase breast cancer risk?

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAYS/hair-dye-connection-to-breast-cancer
Full article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.32738

Many women use products to color or straighten their hair. A large U.S. study linked the use of permanent hair dye and straighteners to increased breast cancer risk, particularly among black women. This XRAY reviews the limitations of this study and highlights the need for additional research before accepting these conclusions. (1/29/20)

Expert Guidelines

No specific guidelines beyond general safety suggestions exist for use of hair dyes and breast cancer.

The FDA suggests these tips to keep you safe when using hair dyes:

The American Cancer Society suggests:

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Inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of breast cancer may also increase risk of other cancers, such as pancreatic cancer. Clinical studies that look at the environmental factors that may alter cancer risk are listed below:

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