Hair Dyes and Cancer


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Does Hair Dyes Cause Cancer

By: Danny Sieganthler

Research into the toxicity of hair dyes by Japanese researchers has demonstrated that certain hair dyes are carcinogenic and present a serious threat to users of permanent hair coloring products. Their findings list several chemicals which were responsible in causing a number of different cancers in rats, including ovarian, bladder and other cancers (Read Abstract).

They warn hair dressers in particular and women who frequently use permanent hair dyes about unwittingly increasing their risk of developing cancer through frequent, long term use.

A natural hair dye is henna, which was found to be safe for use as a hair dye and poses no genotoxic risk to consumers (Read Abstract).

These and similar finding is why we at Wildcrafted Herbal Products, an Australian, manufacturer of natural skin and personal care products, continuously scan the scientific literature for new findings related to ingredients used by the beauty, cosmetics, skin care and personal care industries.

There is an ever increasing demand by customers for products that are totally natural and are safe to use. "Our aim is to identify potentially harmful substances in order to keep our products as pure as nature intended", said Susan Siegenthaler, director of R & D at Wildcrafted Herbal Products. "As scientific investigation techniques are becoming more sophisticated, more chemicals both natural and synthetic are receiving increased scrutiny by the scientific community as to their safety and effectiveness", said Susan.

"At Wildcrafted we look for scientifically validated information on a wide range of ingredients, in terms of their actions, effectiveness and safety, as a pro-active measure to avoid using any questionable ingredients in our products. We just want our customers to know they are not slowly poisoning themselves when using any of our range of products", states Susan.

"I think consumers have the right to know what is in the products they are using and whether or not these ingredients have the potential to cause them harm," insists Susan. "I am very surprised that the finding from the Japanese research team has not made major headlines in news and current affair programs, and I have to wonder, Why?", asks Susan.

About the Author

Danny Siegenthaler is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and together with his wife Susan, a medical herbalist and Aromatherapist, they have created Natural Skin Care Products by Wildcrafted Herbal Products to share their 40 years of combined expertise with you