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Coloring Your Hair Could Affect Your Bladder

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  • According to a study in Los Angeles County, 19% of cases of bladder cancer may be linked to the use of hair dyes.
  • Women who dye their hair 12 times or more each year for a period of 15 years, hairdressers who work for more than 10 years, and smokers have the highest risk of getting bladder cancer.
  • Although hair dyes may increase the risk of getting bladder cancer, such a risk would represent a relatively small number of cases, since women account for only about 15,000 of the 40,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed each year.

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