Here is what I learned:
All of the 46,000 women studied over a span of 6 years, had a sister with breast cancer.
This automatically puts the women into a high-risk group, whether or not, they use hair dye.
And because of the sister with breast cancer, you can not make assumptions about the general public.
The study also suggests black women who both relax and color their hair are at a higher risk, but it identifies no chemical as the culprit.
The study does NOT show a direct link between use of hair dye and cancer.
Other studies have shown NO increased risk of breast cancer due to the use of hair dye.
The FDA, (the US Federal Drug Administration) states on its website they do not have reliable evidence showing a link between cancer and hair dyes.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded in 2010 personal use of hair dyes … is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans.
Every few years we hear and see these stories.
They have been ongoing since the 1950’s and will continue for years to come.
Just remember, we are not doctors and women should always follow their doctor’s advice.