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UK Hair Dye Can Harm Fertility or Unborn Child

February 15, 2016

Tesco removed Bigen hair dye from its UK stores after a banned chemical called sodium perborate, which is ‘toxic if inhaled’ and may affect fertility was discovered in it and two other hair care products Blasol and JR Beauty.

The European Union’s Rapid Alert System, Rapex, warned that ‘the list of ingredients indicates that the hair-dye contains sodium perborate. Sodium perborate is toxic if inhaled… [and] may damage fertility or the unborn child.’

The retailer Sainsbury’s is also removing the hair dyes from shelves.

There is no information about how long this chemical has been in these hair dyes and how long these have been on shelves.

Professor Allan Pacey, former chairman of the British Fertility Society, said last night: ‘If women are concerned about using the recalled products they should seek medical advice.’



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