Can Hair Relaxer Cause Cancer?
Multiple studies in recent years have linked chemical hair relaxers to an increased risk for uterine cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids. Hair relaxers contain as many as 5,000 toxic chemicals including formaldehyde, phthalates, Di-2-ethylhexylphthalate (DEHP), and Bisphenol A.
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Hair Relaxer Uterine Cancer Study
For the study, researchers looked at data on nearly 34,000 women between the ages of 35 and 74 who completed questionnaires on their use of hair products, including hair dyes, straighteners, relaxers, or pressing products.
A 10-year follow-up on the incident rate of uterine cancer was conducted, which found that participants who used hair straighteners at least once had the highest rate of uterine cancer compared to any other hair care products.
The study found that women who regularly used chemical hair relaxers were nearly 3 times more likely to have been diagnosed with uterine cancer by the age of 70 compared to women who never used the products.
Hair Dye Breast Cancer Study
Researchers collected data from the Sister Study , which is a long-term research project involving more than 50,000 participants to analyze how the environment and genes affect the incidence of breast cancer.
Over 8 years, the study found that women who used hair dyes or relaxers at least every 5 to 8 weeks had a 30% increased risk of developing breast cancer. Black women who reported using permanent hair dyes regularly were linked to a 60% increase in breast cancer diagnosis, compared to an 8% increased risk for white women.
First Lawsuit Filed Over Hair Straightener Products Linked to Uterine Cancer
A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit  against L’Oréal, Revlon, and other cosmetic manufacturers alleging that their hair straightening products caused her to develop uterine cancer.
Mitchell claims that she began using hair relaxer products at 8 years old and continued through March 2022. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer in August 2018, and underwent a full hysterectomy a month later, according to the lawsuit.
Mitchell claims that her cancer “was directly and proximately caused by her regular and prolonged exposure to phthalates and other endocrine disrupting chemicals found in Defendants’ hair care products.”
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What is ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer?
ORS Olive Oil Built-In Protection No-Lye Relaxer contains fatty acids that impart moisture directly to the hair and scalp. The application kit is infused with olive oil to aid in hydration and moisture.
What are Lawsuits Alleging?
Allegations raised in hair relaxer lawsuits include:
- Failure to adequately research the link between hair relaxer chemicals and cancer
- Failure to warn about the increased risk of uterine cancer, breast cancer and other serious side effects
- Providing false and misleading information about the safety of hair relaxers on the product labeling
- Failure to recall hair relaxers to ensure consumers were aware of the cancer risk
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The Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one was diagnosed with uterine cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids after using ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an ORS Olive Oil Hair Relaxer Lawsuit and our product liability lawyers can help.