Commentary: Study Linking Relaxers to Cancer is “Fake News”

(Courtesy Photo) Cheryl Morrow
By Cheryl Morrow, Special to California Black Media
A serious examine by the National Institute of Health (NHI) discovered that girls who acquired hair relaxer therapies no less than 4 occasions a 12 months had a 3x higher threat of uterine most cancers. A earlier examine discovered a 30% elevated threat of breast most cancers.
Manufacturers are at present going through lawsuits throughout the nation, as a result of, in accordance to the plaintiffs, they failed to warn them concerning the most cancers dangers related to publicity to toxicchemicals in merchandise.
Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump says producers have “aggressively misled Black girls to improve their income.” He lately filed a lawsuit on behalf of a shopper who contracted uterine most cancers after utilizing chemical hair straightening merchandise bought by L’Oréal USA.
Cheryl Morrow, daughter of Black haircare legend Dr. Willie L. Morrow delivered this letter to lawyer Crump and his cocounsel, and it reads: I’m the daughter of the best textured magnificence scientist within the historical past of the world, and a legatee of the one industrial revolution for American-born Africans. It is my opinion, American born Africans signify the best human ascent within the trendy civilized world in addition to in human historical past.
“Enough is sufficient.” The exploitation of Black well being for revenue is ENOUGH!
The newest examine of relaxers being linked and making Black girls 4 occasions extra inclined to uterine most cancers is easy junk analysis. This is an assault. I’m taking the NIH examine as an assault on our legacy.
What researchers appear to be lacking, is that out of all of the socalled corrosive salon therapies all races of ladies obtain, relaxers are the one which carry the least quantity of processing time. This merely implies that researchers haven’t taken this into consideration, the time publicity issue.
Ben Crump and lawyer Diandra Zimmerman, together with their shopper Jenny Mitchell, blindly filed this lawsuit whereas being grossly ill-informed.
If you, Attorney Crump need to chase a lawsuit since you suppose L’Oréal has deep pockets and cash to blow simply to save its face, I’ll push to encourage them not to accomplish that. This will forged a stain on an moral business and shall be an atrocity for an business that has constructed monumental wealth and energy for Black America.
I cannot permit the propaganda machine’s random analysis to destroy and wither our industrial juggernaut with false concern and hidden agendas. This is faux information and junk analysis at its greatest.
I’m all for analysis as my late father Willie Morrow, the best scientific thoughts within the historical past of magnificence science, we’ve had all the time blazed the path towards protected innovation for the Black haircare business. The language lawyer Crump and his cocounsel are utilizing is reckless and feckless.
Black hair care is not predatory, and it sickens me to obtain numerous calls from my friends having to defend our career from layperson idiocy and blood thirsty attorneys.
Having spent 19 years in New York City, I’ve additionally devoted experience on this space. This is not about me defending the enormous magnificence conglomerate L’Oréal, “lord is aware of I’ve had my points with company run magnificence firms, however meals for thought right here; the dearth of state ruled cosmetology boards addressing the scientific elements of hair and scalps of texted hair Americans and the distinct method it grows and thrives, it simply goes to present that every one hair (textures) aren’t the identical in spite of everything.
The apathetic method by which state boards and state coverage makers deal with minor points like cultural styling, which falls below the First Amendment freedom of expression clause, doesn’t deter discrimination from occurring. However, junk analysis is extra sinister. It is about affecting financial backside traces.
I cannot have this occur! Hair straighter (relaxer), or higher generally known as lye, is a plantationconcoction and was initially a Black man’s factor referred to as the Konkaline aka “The Conk” development. This was formulated, combined within the kitchens on planation slave camps of America.
This was created by Africans on plantations due to our native-born styling implements not accompanying us to the Western world.
Having served as an professional witness in lots of Black haircare litigations for defendants, relaxers fall below the FDA’s class of depilatories. This means it is a dissolver and never a penetrator.
The nature of excessive alkaline pH therapies doesn’t work together with pores and skin as you desire to them to, nor do they work like most business professionals, state board officers and chemists have educated us to imagine they do.
This is the ignorance my father Willie L. Morrow tried to fight in 1982, however his efforts fell on deaf ears. Correcting this malfeasance is most pressing.
Every state board within the United States also needs to be sued in order for you to go the lawsuit route. To be frank, as a result of the buyer additionally has a home-based model and buys it at their very own discretion, like faucet faucet water, your eagerness to choose up on the NIH’s examine that is not conclusive is beneath the oath you took once you turned an lawyer, my expensive sir.
I’ve, and am keen, to educate all Americans and all adjoining skilled industries that may be part of me in making magnificence safer. We are a proud business, with excessive ethics and I don’t recognize this assassination of Black haircare.
My father can be a soldier on this assault. We have labored numerous years and have amassed essentially the most intensive and invaluable texture enhancement scientific knowledge within the business to date. Black haircare is main on this regard. Our analysis is rooted in Afro-textured science, these findings are sound analysis that present a distinct image on the general well being dangers for Black girls who calm down.
We do have numerous work to do, nevertheless. My legacy shall be to return Black haircare to its glory period, the one which I grew up in, the business that has and may proceed to make Black America economically sovereign to create its personal model of the American dream.

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