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Canada Bans Hair Dye Ingredient

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Lead acetate, an ingredient used in personal care products such as men's hair dye, has been banned in Canada over fears of cancer and reproductive toxicity. The chemical has been banned in Europe, and California considers it a carcinogen. Canadians' products must be free of the chemical by the end of 2006.

Read more about lead acetate at the Ottawa Citizen, and learn more about what's in your own health and beauty brands with EWG's Skin Deep.

 

 

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