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New study on hair dyes and breast cancer

A study in The International Journal of Cancer showed findings of increased risk of breast cancer in black women using  Permanent dye ( was associated with 45% higher breast cancer risk), and 7% higher risk in white women. Nonprofessional application of semipermanent dye to others was associated with breast cancer risk. This to me suggests that … Continue reading

Studies / Toxic Ingredients

More Scientific Proof of Damage of Non Ammonia Permanent Haircolors

A recent scientific study published in the January 2014 Issue of Cosmetic Science Review indicates that monoethanolamine( the “ammonia substitute” in non ammonia permanent hair colors)is 85% MORE DAMAGING than ammonia. The study was measured by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) on the cysteic acid level measurement with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) photomicrographs to visualize … Continue reading


Hearing loss among hair stylists: A review of risk assessment

Globalization in the modern world is the key contributor to a shift in the beauty or cosmetic industry. Although the beauty industry is booming in the modern world, it accompanies with it several associated occupational health hazards. Among them, the most frequent health hazards comprise exposure to harmful chemicals (carcinogens and toxic chemicals), musculoskeletal symptoms, … Continue reading


Beauty accompanied with Disease: Health risk of sulfites in cosmetic industry Sulfites in cosmetic industry: a friend or a foe? Unravelling the health hazard mystery of sulfites in cosmetic industry

Sulfites represent a group of chemicals [such as sodium and potassium sulfites, bisulfites, metabisulfites and sulphur dioxide (SO2)] and are widely used as a preservative/ additives in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. Sulfites react with water and cause release of sulfur dioxide gas, an unpleasant gas that can trigger broncho-constriction and breathing difficulties. Clinical symptoms … Continue reading

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Ethanolamines are toxic to sea life

A recent study by The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University Venice , in Venice Italy revealed that monoethanolamine, triethanolamine , and diethanolamine(MEA,TEA,and DEA)have the potential to be toxic to sea life depending on the concentrations of exposure. I wonder how this relates to nonammonia haircolors with ethanolamines being dumped down someone’s drain..especially salon … Continue reading