22 Hair Dye Chemicals Banned in Europe

July 24, 2006 — European controllers have prohibited 22 hair color chemicals as portion of a security examination incited by a consider connecting colors to bladder cancerbladder cancer.

But makeup industry authorities tell WebMD customers have small cause for concern, since the chemicals are for all intents and purposes nonexistent in commercial hair items sold in Europe and the Joined together States.

The boycott, which takes impact Dec. 1, came as portion of an by and large security survey of hair colors being conducted by the European Union’s administrative organization, the European Commission.

The commission had inquired hair color industry authorities in Europe to yield security information for all chemicals utilized in hair colors. Security profiles for 115 commonly utilized chemicals were recorded with the bunch and are presently being surveyed.

But no security information were given for 22 other chemicals — which is why they were prohibited, Florian Schellauf, of the European Restorative, Toiletry, and Perfumery Affiliation (COLIPA) tells WebMD.

“As far as ready to tell, these colors are not in utilize at all,” he says. “Since of this, there was no intrigued in protecting them.”

Hair Colors Not Directed in U.S.

While colors utilized in nourishments, drugs, and other makeup are controlled within the U.S., those utilized in hair colors are not.

But John Bailey, PhD, of the U.S. adaptation of COLIPA — the Corrective, Toiletry, and Scent Affiliation — tells WebMD the chemicals utilized in hair colors have experienced thorough security thinks about over the a long time.

It shows up as it were one of the 22 substances prohibited in Europe — a chemical known as 2,3-Naphthalenediol — may be being utilized in hair items sold within the Joined together States, Bailey says.

The FDA affirms that chemical is the as it were one of the 22 that shows up in its deliberate beauty care products registry.

Bailey was not particular around which items the chemical may be utilized in, or whether it is utilized at all. “We are looking into this,” he tells WebMD.

Bailey predicts the 115 chemicals as of now beneath audit in Europe will be judged secure. “The industry long back figured out which substances they ought to and ought to not utilize in hair dyes,” he says.

More up to date Thinks about Come up short to Appear Interface

The think about that provoked the survey, distributed in 2001 within the Universal Diary of Cancer, compared the hair color histories of 897 ladies with bladder cancerbladder cancer with those of an break even with number of ladies without the infection.

Ladies who utilized changeless hair colors frequently (at slightest once a month) for 15 a long time or more were found to be three times as likely as women who didn’t color their hair to create bladder cancer.

But both Bailey and Schellauf point to more later ponders that don’t support a connect between hair color utilize and bladder cancer.

These incorporate an examination of 10 ponders with respect to hair color utilize and bladder cancer distributed within the Diary of the American Therapeutic Affiliation in 2005 and a consider from Spain including generally 300 ladies, detailed in this month’s European Diary of Cancer.

The European Commission is anticipated to report on the security of the 115 chemicals it is assessing by December 2007.

In a articulation issued late Friday, FDA authorities recommended they will be observing the European administrative group’s activities.

The total list of chemicals included within the ban:Chemical name6-Methoxy-2,3-Pyridinediamine and its HCl salt2,3-Naphthalenediol2,4-Diaminodiphenylamine 2,6-Bis(2-Hydroxyethoxy)-3,5-Pyridinediamine 2-Methoxymethyl-p-Aminophenol4,5-Diamino-1-Methylpyrazole and its HCl salt4,5-Diamino-1-((4-Chlorophenyl)Methyl)-1H-Pyrazole Sulfate4-Chloro-2-Aminophenol4-Hydroxyindole4-Methoxytoluene-2,5-Diamine and its HCl salt5-Amino-4-Fluoro-2-Methylphenol SulfateN,N-Diethyl-m-AminophenolN,N-Dimethyl-2,6-Pyridinediamine and its HCl saltN-Cyclopentyl-m-AminophenolN-(2-Methoxyethyl)-p-phenylenediamine and its HCl salt2,4-Diamino-5-methylphenetol and its HCl salt1,7-Naphthalenediol3,4-Diaminobenzoic acid2-Aminomethyl-p-aminophenol and its HCl saltSolvent Ruddy 1 (CI 12150)Acid Orange 24 (CI 20170)Acid Ruddy 73 (CI 27290)