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Hair Dye Toxicity

  • J. F. Corbett


The last few years have seen considerable controversy concerning the safety of hair dyes. In the United States, this has lead to proposals to mandate a cancer warning label on hair dyes containing 2,4-diaminoanisole, 2-nitro-p-phenylenediamine, 4-amino-2-nitrophenol, 2,4-diamino-toluene, and 4-chloro-o-phenylenediamine (Federal Register, 1978–1979) even though the last two of these are not used in the United States1.


Hair Colorant Toxicol Environ Health Bismuth Citrate Permanent Hair Oxidative Hair Dyeing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Corbett
    • 1
  1. 1.Clairol Research LaboratoriesStamfordUSA

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