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Hair dye, straightener tied to increased odds of breast cancer
12/6/2019

Women who applied permanent hair dyes every five to eight weeks or more frequently during the past year had 9% overall increased likelihood of developing breast cancer, and risk was 60% higher among black women, according to a study in the International Journal of Cancer. Researchers also found nearly 30% increased odds of breast cancer among those who frequently used chemical hair straighteners.

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