Houston Lawyer larry taylor of the Cochran firm and California resident Rugieyatu Bhonopha are suing cosmetics brand L’Oréal.
According KRPC in Houston, the lawsuit claims chemicals in L’Oreal products caused Bhonopha’s diagnosis of uterine fibroids. A press release said: “According to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, those who used hair-straightening chemicals four or more times per year had twice the risk of developing breast cancer. uterus than those who never used the products. ”
The lawsuit specifically relates to the chemicals in Just for Me, Dark & Lovely, Olive Oil Relaxer and Organic Root Stimulator.
Taylor added, “Countless members of the black and Hispanic community have been exposed to dangerous and potentially deadly chemicals. We intend to hold manufacturers accountable.
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KRPC received the following statement from L’Oréal regarding the suit: “Our top priority is the health, well-being and safety of all our consumers. We are confident in the safety of our products and believe that the recent lawsuits against us have no legal basis. L’Oréal adheres to the highest safety standards for all of its products. Our products undergo rigorous scientific evaluation of their safety by experts who also ensure that we strictly follow all regulations in all markets in which we operate.
It’s unclear what damage Taylor and Bhonopha are looking for.