A recent study links hair relaxers to uterine cancer
A recent lawsuit against Namaste Laboratories cites study data of increased cancer rates among women who used chemical hair relaxer products. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) completed a major clinical study called the Sister Study and found evidence that chemical hair relaxer products could cause uterine cancer.
Namaste Laboratories marketed the ORS Olive Oil hair straightening products as no-lye, safe hair relaxers but still contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which are known to interfere with the production of estrogen and other hormones.
The company's top-selling brand of at-home chemical hair relaxers is the Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Relaxer.
Namaste Laboratories named as a defendant in toxic hair relaxer lawsuits
After the initial results of the Sister Study were published on 17 October 2022, women who used the Namaste Laboratories’ hair chemical relaxer products started to file toxic hair relaxer claims against the company. Plaintiffs accused Namaste Laboratories of negligent, willful, and wrongful conduct in connection with the development, manufacture, testing, design, packaging, promoting, marketing, distribution, labeling, and/or sale of their chemical hair relaxers.
One of the eligibility requirements that need to be met in order to file a toxic hair relaxer claim against Namaste Laboratories is that the consumer must have used Namaste Laboratories' chemical hair relaxer products for at least 2-5 years at least four times a year. The other requirement is to be diagnosed with one of the following ailments: