Salon Allergy Specialist

Salon Allergy Specialist

Monday, March 21, 2016

PPD HAIR COLOR FACTS: how do 3 million + a year in the U.S. alone sneak by

I took some numbers and broke them down for a comparison. I used the 1950 numbers to compare to 2013 so we had something to compare to. I hear from so many clients, both WOMEN AND MEN, from as young as 14, about their allergy. Remember, this is what the insert warning says in each box of color:

Caution –This product contains ingredients which may cause skin irritation on certain individuals and a preliminary test according to accompanying directions should first be made. This product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or the eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness.”

The link above is a 2012 FDA report that explains how they have tried to alter the 1938 law, along with the Government Office of Accountability, and other policy makers. (See pages 15-19) I'll do my best to not get on my soap box.

It was easier to get the additional print for toxic shock syndrome, which was put in the insert within tampon boxes.   Don't get me wrong, it was just as serious. Both subjects deserve more than a printed insert. The firm number I found today was 6-17 women per 100,000 in the United States.

 I find that the argument of these numbers should make it almost laughable that the insert for hair color not be changed immediately. Why is it that Congress seems to forget that they work for us? I have heard from many individual congress persons who were wonderful. As a group, what are they thinking!? These numbers DONT LIE.

1950 60,000,000 60mill women
7% colored hair 4,200,000
6% allergic= 252,000

2013 73,000,000 73mill women
75% color 54,000,000 54mill
6% allergic= 3,285,000. 

Remember, this is only adult women in the US, no teens, no men. The insert says you MIGHT get a rash. 

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Thank you!