As per new research by the BMJ Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Hairdressers, Beauticians, and accountants are at a higher risk of Ovarian cancer due to the workplace and the environment in which they work.
Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk for Hairdressers, Beauticians and Accountants.
As per the study, prolonged exposure to talcum powder, ammonia, hair dust, Hydrogen peroxide, pigments, bleaches, and organic dyes has been associated with an increased risk of 40%. These things are commonly used at the workplaces of beauticians, hairdressers, and barbers. There is more risk for those working in this occupation for more than ten years, as per research on 1,400 Canadian Women.
All the women have been recruited from seven Montreal hospitals between 2010 and 2016 are in the age range of 18-79 years.
And suppose you are working as an accountant for the same period. In that case, you are at the double ovarian cancer risks, while working near the construction works can triple the risk as per research by University De Montreal, Canada.
For people working in the clothing industry for an extended period, the risk of ovarian cancer rises to 85%, while for those in retail and sale, there is a 45-59% chance of this disease. Some other agents are linked with 40% more risk if employed for more than eight years in them, such as synthetic and polyester fibers, propellant gases, cellulose, formaldehyde, and naturally occurring chemicals in petrol.