True or False: Hair Dye Causes Cancer
Evidence for the Health Claim
Evidence Against the Health Claim
Can hair dye cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma? Study suggests link, but results not conclusive. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/NWS/content/NWS%5F2%5F1x%5FCan%5FHair%5FDye%5FCause%5FNon-Hodgkin%5FLymphoma.asp . Accessed November 10, 2008.
Does hair dye cause cancer? Cancer Research UK website. Available at: http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=4124#bladder . Accessed November 10, 2008.
Duenwald M. Study links some hair dyes to kind of cancer. The New York Times website. Available at: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9B0CEFD71E39F937A15752C0A9629C8B63 . Accessed November 10, 2008.
Gago-Dominguez M, Castelao JE, Yuan J, et al. Use of permanent hair dyes and bladder-cancer risk. Int J Cancer . 2000;91(4):575–579.
Kelsh MA, Alexander DD, Kalmes RM, Buffler PA.Personal use of hair dyes and risk of bladder cancer: a meta-analysis of epidemiologic data. Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Aug;19(6):549-58. Epub 2008 Feb 20.
Patlak M. Hair dye dilemmas. US Food and Drug Administration–FDA Consumer website. Available at: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-818.html . Accessed November 10, 2008.
Takkouche B, Etminan M, Montes-Martínez A. Personal use of hair dyes and risk of cancer–a meta-analysis. JAMA . 2005;293(20): 2516-2525.
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