Occupational health risks to hairdressers

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However I was interested to read APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) comments on an article in leading hairdressing trade journal Salon Focus on occupational health issues for hairdressers themselves.

Salon Focus ran an investigation into the effects of formaldehyde a known carcinogen which is used in chemical straightening products. The article reports that there are concerns in the industry that daily exposure to fumes during these treatments could cause major health problems in the future. In the article APIL chief executive Deborah Evans said: "The potential long-term consequences for hairdressers who are exposed to these chemicals every day are alarming".





Ruth Johnson 
Solicitor - Personal injury team

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