A recent study conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) confirmed a link between the use of chemical hair straightening products (hair relaxers) and uterine cancer.
The study followed thousands of participants over the course of 11 years. The results showed that women who had used chemical hair straightening products frequently (more than four times per year) were twice as likely to develop uterine cancer as women who did not use these products. The results of the study are particularly concerning for Black women, who commonly use hair-relaxing products and are more likely than other groups of women to develop and die from uterine cancer.
If you were diagnosed with uterine cancer after using chemical hair relaxing products, you could be entitled to seek compensation from the manufacturer. Companies have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for consumers to use and to warn consumers of any possible dangers associated with using their products. Contact the hair relaxer lawsuit attorneys with Hach & Rose, LLP to discuss your situation and your legal options.
Chemicals in Hair Straightening Products That May Be Linked to Uterine Cancer
Although the NIEHS study did not collect data on specific brands, researchers did identify various chemicals used as ingredients in hair relaxers that could put women at a higher risk of developing uterine cancer. Some of those chemicals include:
- Sodium hydroxide
- Bisphenol A
- Heavy metals
In addition to uterine cancer, frequent use of lye-based hair relaxers may be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer in Black women.
Who Qualifies for a Toxic Hairspray Lawsuit?
If you used a chemical hair straightening product (lye or no-lye) at least once a year and were later diagnosed with uterine cancer, you could be eligible for a toxic hair relaxer lawsuit. You may also be eligible if you developed breast cancer or cervical cancer after using these products.
Furthermore, women who used a leave-in conditioner or oil, permanent hair dye, keratin treatment, Brazilian blowout treatment, or certain other chemical hair products could be entitled to legal action, as these products may also be linked to uterine and other cancers.
To find out if you qualify for a lawsuit, contact Hach & Rose, LLP today to speak with a knowledgeable New York product liability attorney.
Contact a New York Toxic Hairspray Lawsuit Attorney
Hach & Rose, LLP is currently investigating claims that hair-relaxing products put consumers at a higher risk of developing uterine cancer. If you were diagnosed with uterine cancer after using chemical hair-relaxing products, reach out to Hach & Rose, LLP to speak with a New York toxic hair spray lawyer. Our consultations are always 100% free, so contact us now to discuss your case.