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Use of permanent hair dyes and cancer among registered nurses.

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A survey of 120 557 married, female, registered U.S. nurses, aged 30 to 55 years, carried out in 1976, showed that 38 459 (31·9%) had at some time used hair dyes, and 3548 (2·9%) had had cancer. For all cancers combined, the risk ratio (R.R.) for the development of cancer among women who had used hair dyes at any time, compared with those who had never used them, was 1·10 (P=0·02). When cancers were subdivided by anatomical site into 16 main groups, only those of the cervix uteri (R.R.=1·44, ...

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Hennekens, CH More by this author
Speizer, FE More by this author
Belanger, C More by this author
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Journal:
Lancet (London, England)
Volume:
1
Issue:
8131
Pages:
1390-1393
Publication date:
1979-06-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:da504b94-155f-4ada-9de3-c9eede9c5adc
Source identifiers:
41824
Local pid:
pubs:41824

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