HUH! Dying Hair Causes Cancer - Don Warns

Published On: August 13, 2015, 1:12 am (5 years ago)
Author: Victor A. Ofoma


Prof. Folahan Adekola of the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin, has warned that dying of hair increases risk of cancer.
Adekola made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ilorin.

He said that hair dye formulations contained chemicals known as Yombo-fitta and Yombo-tumtum, which he said are freely sold in Nigerian markets for people to dye their grey hair and look younger.

According to him, these same dyes are also used to dye clothing materials.

The expert explained that research had revealed the presence of highly toxic metals such as lead and arsenic and other carcinogenic compound in the dyes.

Adekola pointed out that given the widespread use of hair dye products; even a small increase in risk may have a considerable public health impact.

“The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reported that hairdressers and barbers are at increased risks of bladder cancer due to exposure to these chemicals,” he added.
The chemists suggested that it was important to therefore eliminate human exposure for sustainable development in the country.
“Especially human exposure to carcinogens and other toxic chemicals found in air, water and food and other consumer products,’’ said Adekola.

Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 01:12 AM | Gistmaniac
By that inane logic, a lot of fathers should have already been dead in Nigeria. Poor excuse for a chemist, don't quit your day job.. ever the hell that may be.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 02:13 AM | Gistmaniac
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I go stop dying my own hair be dat ooo.good information
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 02:17 AM | Newbie
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No be only Yombo-fitta and Yombo-tumtum, na Joseph Yobo-fanta and Joseph Yobo-tomtom Angry . U wan show urself say na u do research pass abi? Nonsense Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 03:23 AM | Addicted Hero
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Except say na all these locally made dyes wey fit dey risky due to their unrefined nature, but internationally made dyes would be made such that it won't be of any harm to persons or at worst the risk will be minimal.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 03:28 AM | Addicted Hero
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Okay
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 05:04 AM | Gistmaniac
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Helpful
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 05:45 AM | Gistmaniac
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rubbish post, wetin concern dying of hair wit cancer
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 07:01 AM | Hero
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Helpful information and well noted,instead of being ignorant!
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 07:38 AM | Gistmaniac
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YOMBO TUMTUM.very funny word
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 07:44 AM | Addicted Hero
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well noted. thanks Doc
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 08:57 AM | Upcoming
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ooh wating no dey cause  cancer this days hun...   EATING TOO MUCH DEY CAUSE AM TOO
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 09:19 AM | Addicted Hero
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Anything natural is the best
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 10:03 AM | Upcoming
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People like #Elchymo ar jst so blind to see d truth, dat is why if una person die now, d foremost tin wey qo dey una mind qo b " na devil kill am" or "Winch don succeed".. Una no qo knw say na d person wey die invite am...... Dis is actually true I tell u... Thank u Doc for tis information......
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 10:59 AM | Newbie
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Everything causes cancer.......let them say Looting Nigerian treasury causes Cancer so we'll see if Politicians will stop.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 01:14 PM | Hero
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hope they will listen.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 05:43 PM | Gistmaniac
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Quote from: elchymo on 13-08-2015 03:23 AM
No be only Yombo-fitta and Yombo-tumtum, na Joseph Yobo-fanta and Joseph Yobo-tomtom Angry . U wan show urself say na u do research pass abi? Nonsense Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 09:31 PM | Gistmaniac
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Hmmm
Posted: (5 years ago) on 15-08-2015 06:03 PM | Addicted Hero
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Hmmm
Posted: (5 years ago) on 15-08-2015 06:04 PM | Addicted Hero
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for real
Posted: (5 years ago) on 3-09-2015 03:04 PM | Hero
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fire TRENDING GISTS fire

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