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Why am I only now aware of the risks of using hair relaxers?

Perhaps the main reason why people have only recently found out about the risk of developing uterine cancer and ovarian cancer from using hair relaxers is that manufacturers have been keeping consumers in the dark regarding the toxic ingredients they use in their products.

Hair relaxer manufacturers avoid listing toxic ingredients such as formaldehyde on the label of their products out of fear of losing customers.

They also want to promote their hair relaxers as safe products. It was only a few years ago that the association between using chemical hair relaxers and cancer was found. The largest study is currently one from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which followed 33,497 Black women between 35 and 74 for eleven years. Out of the participants, 378 developed uterine cancer as a result of using hair relaxers, while other hair products, such as dyes, bleach, and perms, were not found to have a link to the disease. The uterine cancer risk for women who use hair relaxers at least four times a year was double than that of those who had never used these products.

Because they failed to warn of the health risks associated with exposure to the chemicals present in hair relaxers, manufacturers could be liable for:

If you have been using hair relaxers for several years and now struggle with uterine or ovarian cancer, we encourage you to get in touch with our expert team, as you might be entitled to compensation from the liable companies. We can evaluate your situation to determine whether you are eligible to file a toxic hair relaxer claim. The process is simple and will mostly take place over the phone, as we are well aware of how overwhelming suffering from cancer can be.

Atraxia Law can efficiently help you file your toxic hair relaxer claim

With over 35 years of experience in assessing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our team of professionals is ready to help you find out if you are eligible to file a toxic hair relaxer claim. If you have uterine cancer or ovarian cancer and have been using these products, we advise you to contact us. Eligible women will be put in touch with a reliable, top-notch attorney to have their claims filed as soon as possible.