Everyday cleaning and gardening items may include chemicals that can cause some health issues, including hair loss. Heavy metals, like the lead, mercury, iron, and copper that can be found in paints, electrical work, arts and crafts, or any other activity that may involve metal fillings, are toxic and can affect hair loss. Common household pesticides can contain arsenic or formaldehyde, which can also affect your overall health and the health of your hair.
It’s important to take proper precautions when handling harsh chemicals. Most toxins can be extremely dangerous, even in small quantities. If you think your hair loss is caused by chemical ingestion or toxic contact, we suggest that you contact your local poison control center and your physician.
If you find that hair loss continues even after you stop using these chemicals, your hair loss may be hereditary, stress related or a symptom of another ailment. You should talk to your physician to help identify the cause of your hair loss.
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