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A girl coloring her hairs

When you go to the salon to have your hair colored, you do not go thinking that you could suffer from lead poisoning because of the products used on your hair. However, there have been multiple reports of individuals suffering from lead and mercury poisoning because of the chemicals present in hair dyes. When the dye is applied to the scalp, it is absorbed through the skin and enters the bloodstream, introducing any chemicals present in the dye to the individual’s body. Hair dye is one of the dangerous sources of lead poisoning.

When an individual suffers from lead or mercury poisoning as a result of contact with dangerous hair dye, he or she can seek compensation for his or her damages through a lead poisoning claim.

Lead Poisoning Symptoms Caused by Hair Dye

When an individual suffers from lead poisoning from lead in hair dye, he or she can experience the following lead poisoning symptoms:

  • Nausea;
  • Eye irritation and burning;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Throat pain;
  • Slurred speech;
  • Reduced blood pressure;
  • Abdominal pain; and
  • Skin irritation.

Lead is not the only chemical present in hair dyes that can cause an individual to suffer. Familiarize yourself with all of the harmful chemicals, that can be sources of lead poisoning, you can encounter in your hair dye. Permanent and temporary dyes can contain different, yet equally harmful chemicals. Avoid permanent dyes that contain any of the following ingredients:

  • Naphthylamine;
  • Other aromatic amino compounds;
  • Phenylenediamines; and
  • Toluene diamines.

Temporary dyes can contain lead as well as other harmful ingredients, such as the following:

  • Arsenic;
  • Bismuth;
  • Denatured alcohol;
  • Mercury;
  • Pyrogallol; and
  • Silver.
Legal Recourse for Lead Poisoning Symptoms from Hair Dye

If you determine that you are suffering from lead poisoning caused by hair dye, seek medical treatment. This generally involves avoiding further contact with lead and in some cases, can require the use of medication to remove lead from your body.

Once you have received appropriate medical treatment, contact an experienced lead poisoning lawyer to discuss pursuing a lead poisoning claim. You will need evidence to prove that you suffered from lead poisoning as a result of negligence on the part of your stylist, your salon, or the manufacturer of the product used on your hair. Your lawyer can help you obtain this evidence if you are unable to obtain it yourself.

Work with Experienced New York Lead Poisoning Lawyers

If you have suffered from the effects of lead poisoning as the result of the use of dangerous hair products or any other source, such as lead paint in your home or lead in your drinking water, you could have grounds for a lead poisoning claim against the party responsible for your suffering. For more information, speak with an experienced New York City lead poisoning lawyer. Contact our team of lead poisoning lawyers at Peters Berger Koshel & Goldberg, P.C. to set up your initial consultation in our Brooklyn office to discuss your rights as a lead poisoning victim and what you can do to seek compensation for your damages.