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04 December 2008

Hair dyes banned in Europe

The European Union has banned 22 chemicals used in permanent hair dyes because the substances may increase users' risk of bladder cancer.

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The European Union has banned 22 chemicals used in permanent hair dyes because the substances may increase users' risk of bladder cancer, Britain's Independent newspaper reported.

The ban takes effect December 1.

The European Commission had asked the hair dye industry to submit a list of all chemicals used in the products, along with proof that the substances didn't pose a health risk, the newspaper said. The complete list of 115 chemicals is still being evaluated by health experts, who are due to release a report in October, the newspaper said.

No safety information was submitted on the 22 chemicals just banned, the Independent said.

More than 60 percent of European women and up to 10 percent of men colour their hair, the newspaper said. – (HealthDayNews)

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