The simple fact of straightening your hair is something very common and that most people, especially women, do it on a daily basis. Now a study shows alarming datathere are straightening products that can cause cancer due to the amount of chemicals they contain.
Sodium hydroxide linked to cancer
Hair straighteners that contain bleach could cause uterine cancer if worn a very large amount of sodium hydroxide. The report of the National Institute of Health of the United States has identified a possible link in the many cases of this type of disease found among African-American women. “At present, no direct association has been demonstrated between the sodium hydroxide, a common component of relaxants of hair, and the risk of cancer”, assured Rodrigo Sánchez Bayona, scientific secretary of the Spanish Organization of Medical Oncology
no concrete evidence
Not even the UK Cancer Research Centre. there is no clear evidence or solid evidence. Although, for the dozens of women who have already filed lawsuits against cosmetic brands in the United States, the relationship is evident. All of the plaintiffs are African Americans who have been for years they have straightened their hair and believe this can cause cancer.
Chemical free products
In the beauty salons of Madrid they bet for more natural products. In ‘Nubians Hair’ -a salon in Madrid- Awanda Pérez indicated the purpose of using chemical-free products: “We want promote hair care natural, afro and curly”
“Bleach No More” is the campaign with which hairdressers promote the cessation of toxic products all over the world and put pressure on other centers to stop using them. uterine cancer it accounts for about 3% of all new cancer cases. It is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system with an estimated 65,950 new cases in the year 2022. Uterine cancer incidence rates have been rising in the United States, particularly among black women.
The study conducted in the United States in 2021 has provided alarming data. This study counts 33,497 American women aged 35 to 74 participating in the Sister Study, directed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, which seeks to identify risk factors for breast cancer and other medical problems. These women were followed up for nearly 11 years, during which time 378 cases of uterine cancer were diagnosed.