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Dog Almost Dies From Human Hair Dye — What Does That Tell You?

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  • Products sold over-the-counter are not necessarily safe for you or your pets as a 5-pound Maltese mix demonstrated when her owner attempted to dye her hair purple, nearly killing the dog
  • Hair dyes are not safe for use on children, and adults are experiencing greater rates of sensitization and allergic reactions
  • Consistent use of hair dye is associated with an increased risk of asthma and bladder cancer, and has now been associated with a significant risk of breast cancer
  • Salon workers have a much higher risk of suffering depression, cancers, asthma, dermatitis and neurological conditions than workers in many other job positions, related to the toxic chemicals to which they are exposed daily
  • One of the best and healthiest products for your hair may be in your kitchen already, as coconut oil can be used to detangle, condition and even dye your hair with natural herbs

By Dr. Mercola

Just because a product is sold over-the-counter in stores, it does not mean it’s safe. There are nearly 13,000 chemicals found in personal care products sold in the U.S., and only 10 percent have been tested for safety. To compound the problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the ability to regulate personal care products only after a product has demonstrated harm.


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