Study Linking Relaxers to Cancer is “Fake News”

Study Linking Relaxers to Cancer is “Fake News”

Last Updated on November 17, 2022 by BVN
Cheryl Morrow | Special to California Black Media

Cheryl Morrow, the daughter of Black haircare legend Dr. Willie L. Morrow.  (Photo: California Black Media)

A significant research by the National Institute of Health (NHI) discovered that girls who acquired hair relaxer therapies at the very least 4 occasions a 12 months had thrice larger threat of uterine most cancers. A earlier research discovered a 30% elevated threat of breast most cancers.

Manufacturers are at the moment dealing with lawsuits throughout the nation, as a result of, in accordance to the plaintiffs, they failed to warn them in regards to the most cancers dangers related to publicity to poisonous chemical substances in merchandise.

Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump says producers have “aggressively misled Black ladies to improve their income.” He just lately filed a lawsuit on behalf of a shopper who contracted uterine most cancers after utilizing chemical hair straightening merchandise offered by L’Oréal USA.

Cheryl Morrow, daughter of Black haircare legend Dr. Willie L. Morrow, delivered this letter to lawyer Crump and his co-counsel, 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 symbolize 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 research of relaxers being linked and making Black ladies 4 occasions extra inclined to uterine most cancers is easy junk analysis. This is an assault. I’m taking the NIH research as an assault on our legacy. 

What researchers appear to be lacking, is that out of all of the so-called corrosive salon therapies all races of ladies obtain, relaxers are the one which carry the least quantity of processing time. This merely signifies 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 assume L’Oréal has deep pockets and cash to blow simply to save its face, I’ll push to encourage them not to achieve this. This will forged a stain on an moral trade and might be an atrocity for an trade that has constructed huge wealth and energy for Black America. 

I can’t enable 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 secure innovation for the Black haircare trade. The language lawyer Crump and his co-counsel 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 large magnificence conglomerate L’Oréal, “lord is aware of I’ve had my points with company run magnificence corporations, however meals for thought right here; the dearth of state ruled cosmetology boards addressing the scientific points of hair and scalps of texted hair Americans and the distinct manner it grows and thrives, it simply goes to present that every one hair (textures) aren’t the identical in any case. 

Cultural Styling

The apathetic manner through which state boards and state coverage makers concentrate on 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 strains. 

I can’t have this occur!

Hair straighter (relaxer), or higher often known as lye, is a plantation concoction and was initially a Black man’s factor referred to as the Konkaline aka “The Conk” pattern. 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 knowledgeable 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 prefer to them to, nor do they work like most trade 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 if you need to go the lawsuit route. To be frank, as a result of the patron 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 research that is not conclusive is beneath the oath you took whenever you grew to become an lawyer, my expensive sir.

I’ve, and am prepared, to educate all Americans and all adjoining skilled industries that may be part of me in making magnificence safer. We are a proud trade, 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 in depth and invaluable texture enhancement scientific knowledge within the trade 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 unique image on the general well being dangers for Black ladies who calm down.

We do have quite a lot of work to do, nevertheless. My legacy might be to return Black haircare to its glory period, the one which I grew up in, the trade that has and will proceed to make Black America economically sovereign to create its personal model of the American dream.

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