Hair Straightening Chemicals Linked to Uterine Cancer.
Hair Straightening Products Linked to Uterine Cancer Risk.
Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of women who used hair straightening products and subsequently developed uterine cancer.
Scientific and medical research has found that the use of chemical hair straightening products and hair relaxers may increase the risk of uterine cancer and other hormone sensitive cancers.
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Manufacturers of chemical hair straighteners, hair relaxers, and other hair straightening products are facing lawsuits from countless women who have developed uterine cancer and other serious adverse health effects.
Frequent users of hair straightening products suffer from a higher uterine cancer incidence. Women using hair straightening products were found to be twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than women who did not.
The NIEHS, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducted an 11 year-long study, called the Sister Study, to identify risk factors for breast cancer and other health conditions.
Over the course of the study, it was found that women who use chemical hair straightening products were developing uterine cancer at twice the rate that those who did not use hair straightening products. According to the study, around 60% of those who used hair straightening products in the previous year self identified as black women.
Hair products have been pondered as increasing the risk for certain cancers in women for some time now. This study from the NIH has shown that frequent users of hair straightening products suffer from higher rates of incident uterine cancer.
Other studies from the NIEHS Environment and Cancer Epidemiology group found that permanent hair dye and straightening or relaxer products may increase the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
Other studies on the link between dangerous chemicals in hair straightening products and cancer diagnoses include:
Uterine cancer is a general term for cancers that effect the uterus, the main organ of the female reproductive system.
Uterine cancer is classified into two (2) types:
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer, with over 60,000 Americans diagnosed with it each year.
Endometrial cancer impacts the lining of the uterus, and to “cure” the cancer, a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is required.
Uterine sarcoma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the muscles of the uterus or supporting tissue.
Uterine sarcoma is a relatively rare type of uterine cancer, making up only 2-5% of all uterine cancer cases.
Another study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looked at the rates of uterine cancer among a diverse population, further finding that black women suffer from higher rates of uterine cancer and higher mortality rates from the disease.
The Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African Americans (ECANA) found that black women have a 55% greater mortality rate than white women.
According to ECANA, one of the reasons for the disparity is that black women overwhelmingly experience a delay in diagnosis and medical care for endometrial cancer, putting them at a much higher risk for dying from the disease.
The recent link between hair straightener use and uterine cancer cases is one of several other research findings that have shown that hair products contribute to health disparities.
As mentioned previously, some permanent hair dyes have been linked to a higher risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
These claims are also being investigated by our attorneys.
If you or a loved one used chemical hair straightening products and went on to develop uterine cancer, you may be eligible to file a legal claim against manufacturers or distributors of the products used.
Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation. You can also use the chatbot on this page to find out if you qualify for a Hair Relaxer Uterine Cancer Lawsuit.
Your Hair Relaxer Lawyer will help you complete the crucial tasks necessary to organizing and filing a lawsuit. These steps include gathering evidence, assessing damages, and determining liability.
Evidence is important in any personal injury lawsuit, but it is especially important for Hair Relaxer Lawsuits.
Evidence in your Hair Relaxer Lawsuit may include:
With the help of an experienced attorney, you will begin to assess damages related to your case. Damages refer to the total losses incurred as a result of an injury or diagnosis, both economic and non-economic.
Damages in a Chemical Hair Straightener Lawsuit may include:
In Hair Relaxer cases, liability may fall on the company manufacturing or distributing hair straightening products. To understand what companies may be liable for your uterine cancer diagnosis, refer to evidence you’ve collected.
Currently, defendants in the Hair Straightening Products MDL include:
Our attorneys are currently investigating claims that allege links between frequent use of hair straightening chemicals and risk of developing uterine cancer.
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Though the research group did not collect information on the brands or ingredients of hair products used by women participating in the study, the paper identifies specific chemicals found in hair straighteners that could contribute to increased uterine cancer risk.
The study lists parabens, bisphenol A, metals and formaldehyde as potentially dangerous hair straightening chemicals.
Frequent users of hair straightening products may be at a higher risk to develop uterine cancer compared to those who do not.
Researchers found that the use of hair straightening or relaxer products is common particularly among black women, and the rates of uterine cancer have been higher in black women than women of other ethnicities.
The National Cancer Institute found that deaths from uterine cancer are rising in the United States, and black women are overwhelmingly represented in that data.
According to the NCI, black women had more than twice the rate of deaths from uterine cancer compared to other racial or ethnic groups.
The National Cancer Institute also said that the higher death rates are related to higher rates of aggressive subtypes of uterine cancer.
Chemical hair straightening products may be linked to the following health conditions in frequent users:
Women who frequently used hair relaxers and subsequently developed uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, or other related health conditions may undergo several serious medical treatments.
These medical treatments include, but are not limited to: