404 SAMUEL FREEDMAN MD - 2014 March

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Early puberty linked to shampoos

  Unbeknown to many parents, a few hair products – especially some marketed to black people – contain small amounts of hormones that could cause premature sexual development in girls. The evidence that hair products containing oestrogens cause premature puberty is largely circumstantial, and the case is still unproven. But Ella Toombs, acting director for