Hair straightening products and uterine cancer
A recent October 2022 research study from the National Institutes of Health has found that women who use hair straightening products are twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than those who do not. Moreover, because Black women use hair straightening products more than other races, Black women may be at an increased risk.
Uterine cancer (a/k/a endometrial cancer) has increased from 1990 to 2019; there were more than 417,000 cases in 2020. Common symptoms of uterine cancer include unusual bleeding between menstrual cycles or after menopause, pelvic pain, pain during urination, fatigue, nausea, feeling of heaviness in the pelvic area, and weight loss.
Lawsuits against manufactures, distributors, and sellers have already begun. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with uterine cancer and frequently used hair straightening products, please give BPS Lawyers a call so that we can determine how much your case is worth.