STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Class Action Lawsuit Says “Just For Men” Hair Products Contain Harmful Chemicals, Can Cause Cancer

ST. LOUIS –– Plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit in Missouri in connection with their use of the Just For Men hair product line, saying that the defendants omitted or concealed “critical safety information” regarding exposure to chemicals in the product.

The class action lawsuit, filed Feb. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, specifically identifies the chemical p-Phenylenediamine (PPD) as an ingredient in the Just For Men hair product line. PPD is recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to cause severe dermatitis, renal failure, acute contact dermatitis, vitiligo, convulsions and eczematoid contact ...

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