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Beware: Hair Dye Can Be Deadly | Healthy Black Woman

eva blond hairBritish scientists have recently discovered that some hair dyes used by millions of women have chemicals in them that have been linked to cancer. It does not matter whether you buy a hair dying kit yourself from the store or have it done at an expensive salon; when the dye comes in contact with tobacco smoke or other air pollutants it has the ability to become toxic.

via Beware: Hair Dye Can Be Deadly | Healthy Black Woman.

Smoking Smothers Your Genes – ScienceNOW

Cigarettes leave you with more than a smoky scent on your clothes and fingernails. A new study has found strong evidence that tobacco use can chemically modify and affect the activity of genes known to increase the risk of developing cancer. The finding may give researchers a new tool to assess cancer risk among people who smoke.

via Smoking Smothers Your Genes – ScienceNOW.