Newsroom category: Hair Relaxer News

New Study Links Hormone Disruptors to Earlier Puberty and Health Risks

June 2, 2024

A study published last week highlights a concerning trend: American girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever before, with significant long-term health risks. Over the past decades, the average age of puberty onset has decreased, leading to a range of potential health issues including mental health problems, increased risk of breast cancer, and fertility challenges […]

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Hair Relaxer Lawsuits Target a New Wave of Defendants

May 6, 2024

A second wave of defendants has been added to the chemical hair relaxers multidistrict litigation (MDL). The newly added defendants include: “These defendants will be on a separate MDL track for both discovery and the bellwether process,” said Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR) Attorney Chelsie Green, who serves on the Leadership Development Committee for the hair […]

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Why Chemical Hair Relaxers Might Be Banned—and Should Have Been Decades Ago

October 28, 2023

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) might ban some hair-straightening chemicals present in both salon-grade and at-home hair relaxer products. The proposed rule, announced in early October, would prohibit the use of formaldehyde, as well as methylene, glycol, and other formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, in the making of hair smoothing or straightening products marketed in the U.S. […]

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