TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A Missouri woman has sued L’Oréal and several other beauty product companies, alleging that their hair care products cause uterine cancer.
The lawsuit claims that Jenny Mitchell’s cancer “was directly and indirectly caused by her exposure to phthalates and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in the defendants’ hair care products.”
Mitchell, now 32, was diagnosed with cancer on August 10, 2018, and had a hysterectomy the following month. Mitchell first used chemical fertilizers in the third grade. He used the products from about 2000 to March 2022.
“Like many African-American girls, chemical sweeteners, chemical preservatives were introduced to us at a young age,” Mitchell told us. CNN. “Society has made it a norm to look a certain way, to feel a certain way. I am also the first voice of many voices that will come and stand up, stand up in this group, and say, There is no more.
The case comes in an investigation that was published last week and Journal of the National Cancer Institute which showed the risk of developing uterine cancer in women who used hair care products was 4 percent by the age of 70 compared to 1.6 percent in those who had not used any products in the previous 12 months. These products are more common among black women than white women, the former has 7.4 percent of participants in the study but 59.9% of those who use a stationary bike.
L’Oréal, Namaste Laboratories LLC, Dabur International Ltd., and Godrej Consumer Products, the parent company of the Just For Me brand, did not respond to requests for comment, CNN said. Similar lawsuits have been filed against cosmetics companies in California and New York.
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