Use of hair straighteners/curlers could kill you? what experts say...text_fields
New York: Researchers found out that the use of hair straightener/curler could have health repercussions, reports IANS.
They found out that the usage of such devices results in indoor emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including siloxanes, which smooth and shine hair. These compounds have high vapour pressure and low water solubility.
Since hair products contain ingredients that easily evaporate, users might inhale them causing potential health risks.
According to the study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, hair care products might change indoor air composition and usage of common heat styling techniques increases VOC levels.
Earlier there were studies on siloxenes released from personal care products but this study focussed on hair care products. Further, the current study looked into real-time, rapid changes in indoor air composition that might occur while people are actively styling hair.
Emissions were influenced by product type and hair length, as well as the type and temperature of the styling tool. Longer hair and higher temperatures released higher amounts of VOCs.
As a result of their findings, the researchers estimated that a person's potential daily inhalation of one cVMS, known as D5, could reach as much as 20 mg per day.
In the experiments, turning on an exhaust fan removed most of the air pollutants from the room within 20 minutes after a hair care routine was completed, but the scientists note that this practice could affect outdoor air quality in densely populated cities.