This is really crazy. They admit that hairdressers smoke more so could that be the cause of the slightly higher rate of cancer? “Probably” not, we read. It’s just speculation and it’s not even good speculation. What chemicals do barbers get exposed to? A bit of antiseptic is all as far as I know. Female hairdressers on the other hand use LOTS of chemicals. So why is the risk high in men and low in women? If chemicals were the problem it would be the other way around. It’s just amazing that this trash got published at all — let alone in “Lancet”. Lancet has gone far down hill from what it once was. In the context of its conversion to Green/Left thinking that is not surprising. Facts are a very low priority for the Left. Creating disruption is what they live for
Hairdressers may face an increased risk of cancer because of the dyes and other chemicals they work with, says the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). “Occupation as a hairdresser or barber entails exposures that are probably carcinogenic,” says a report compiled by a working group for the agency, which is based in Lyon, southern France.
The study is a review of half a dozen large investigations into cancer risk. Among male hairdressers and barbers, the risk of cancer of the bladder was between 20 and 60 per cent higher compared with the general population, the study says. The risk is described as “small but consistent” and is less visible among women.
Among both men and women, some studies pointed to a heightened risk of 30 per cent for lung cancer, although this could be partly explained by higher incidence of smoking among hairdressers. Among women alone, some studies pointed to an increased risk for ovarian cancer and of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The journal The Lancet Oncology reports on the study in its latest issue, out today.
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