Surprising: Hair Dye Could Boost the Risk of Breast Cancer

Surprising: Hair Dye Could Boost the Risk of Breast Cancer

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Notable British health Researcher Professor Kefah Mokbel has proved that Women who regularly dye their hair could have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

According to Mokbel who works at the Princess Grace Hospital in Marylebone, central London, women should colour their hair a maximum of five times year, noting that in his research, he found a 14 per cent rise in rates of breast cancer among women who regularly colour their hair.

He added that People should aim to use products with as many natural ingredients as possible – such as henna, beetroot or rose hip.

In his words: “What I find concerning is the fact that the industry recommends women should dye their hair every four to six weeks.

“Although further work is required to confirm our results, our findings suggest that exposure to hair dyes may contribute to breast cancer risk,” he said.

In her separate research, Sanna Heikkinen, of the Finnish Cancer Registry, revealed that Finland found women who use hair dye were more likely to get breast cancer.

But she added: “We did observe a statistical association between hair dye use and risk of breast cancer in our study.

“However, it is not possible to confirm a true causal connection. It might be, for example, that women who use hair dyes also use other cosmetics more than women who reported never using hair dyes.”

According to Haircare professionals at the Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association, their hair dyes were covered by robust safety requirements.