By Amy Norton 

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic women who work as hairdressers are exposed to an array of chemicals, including many that have not been previously identified, a small study finds.

Researchers found that compared with women of color in office jobs, hair stylists had higher levels of various chemicals in their urine. Those substances included expected ones — ingredients known to be in salon products — but also many more the researchers could not identify.

Experts said the findings underscore a need to better understand the chemical exposures inherent to salon work — and what…


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