Hair Dye Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Use of hair dyes for more than 20 years was identified as one of
the co-factors leading to a doubling of risk of developing
rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study conducted by Linkoping
University in Sweden. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your
immune system attacks your joints, causing swelling and tissue
damage. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unclear, although
some think viral infection, poor lifestyle and dietary habits, or
genetic predisposition are possible contributors.

It now appears that environmental chemicals and other pollutants
should also be considered. The application of a chemical to any
part of your body represents a potential health risk. So why not
enjoy the natural color of your hair? You’ll be healthier
for it!

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Rheumatoid Arthritis web page.

Source: Reckner Olsson A et al, Comorbidity and lifestyle,
reproductive factors, and environmental exposures associated with
rheumatoid arthritis, Ann Rheum Dis. 2001 Oct;60(10):934-9