This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Ban the sale of products containing the chemical PPD (para-phenylenediamine)
We are calling for a ban on the chemical para-phenylenediamine (PPD) being used in hair dye products in the UK.
Exposure to PPD can cause severe dermatitis, asthma, hives, stinging, swelling of the eyes/face, blisters or oozing of the scalp/ skin, tremors, convulsions, shortness of breath.
Mild symptoms such as rash, burning or itching can progress quickly to very severe ones requiring hospitalisation.
Other European countries have banned this chemical from sale due to the risk of significant injury and death it poses to consumers.
The observed adverse effects of PPD raises serious doubts in terms of its safety.
We call on the government to ban the sale of products containing Para-phenylenediamine in order to achieve the highest possible degree of protection to UK consumers.
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