Chemicals in some hair dye potentially cancerous

By WEEK Producer

June 10, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 6:14 PM CDT

Potentially cancerous chemicals used in some hair dye and perm solutions may put the health of hairdressers at risk.

Researchers collected blood from female hairdressers and regular hair dye users to measure levels of eight chemicals, including Toludines, which are banned in European cosmetics.

Toludine levels were higher in hairdressers if they applied more weekly hair color treatments or perms to clients.

Experts advise hairdressers to wear gloves when using these products.

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