Black History Month Hair Webinar: Harmful Chemicals in Hair Care Products

Sunday 30th October

We will explore the use of harmful chemicals in hair care products and breast cancer risk for black women


The final special hair webinar for you, during this Black History Month is on

Sunday 30 October, 7. 15pm – 8pm Harmful Chemicals in Hair Care Products, Dr Dede Teteh

Black women are amongst the biggest spenders when it comes to purchasing hair products. We will discuss the whether the chemicals found within some of the hair care products have a negative impact on health.

Earlier studies have linked endocrine-disrupting chemicals found within hair products to breast cancer risk. More recent studies have found an association between the use of hair straightening and relaxer products and uterine cancer.

Black women may be more affected due to higher use.

About the Speaker

Dr Dede K. Teteh, DrPH, MPH, CHES (she/her) is a public health professional with over fourteen years of experience across academia, research, policy development, and strategic communications. Through her work in community advocacy and prevention, as well as several roles at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she has refined her interest in sustainable public health infrastructure and building healthier communities, particularly in under resourced populations.

Dr. Teteh is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Chapman University in Southern California. A Togolese native, Dr. Teteh was born in Lomé and grew up in Bronx, NY and Atlanta, Georgia. Currently she calls Southern California home where she resides with her spouse, Lieutenant Brooks of the United States Navy. Her friends and family, especially her nieces and nephews, are the joys of her life and her motivation for addressing disparities in health outcomes for Black people across the diaspora.

About the Host

Lorna Jones obtained a Science degree from the University of Surrey before studying to become a Certified Trichologist. She undertook her clinical training in various parts of the world including Australia, South Africa, Washington and the UK.

Lorna qualified as a Trichologist from the prestigious International Association of Trichologists and has been awarded membership of the following professional organisations:

  • International Association of Trichologists and
  • European Hair Research Society

She is also the Group leader of the UK CCCA Support group run by the Scarring Alopecia Foundation (SAF) who are based in the US.

CCCA otherwise known as Central Centrifugal Cicatrical Alopecia, is a type of central hair loss condition that is found almost exclusively in black women.

This is a must attend event. Book now, as places are limited!

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