Allergic reactions to hair dye are increasing in the UK as more people reach for the bottle and colour their hair. This is putting consumers at risk from sustaining personal injury such as dermatitis. Many permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes available in the UK contain a known irritant called para-phenylenediamine (PPD). PPD and other related agents have been linked to a number of severe allergic reactions. These findings by medical and toxicology experts are well documented.
There have been many product liability compensation claims reported in the media following cases of burns, dermatitis to the face and head, severe cases of facial swelling and breathing difficulties resulting from using hair dying products. Although serious adverse reactions to PPD are relatively rare, anyone using dyes containing this chemical should be aware of the risks. Clear warnings are shown on the boxes of many products containing the chemical. More prominent advice is needed in the instruction leaflet about the importance of sensitivity tests and the risk of adverse reaction. It is important that anyone using hair dye carries out tests for sensitivity every time they use them.
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