Your Health: Dec. 14, 1998

Good News on Hair Dyes

Go ahead, blonds, have more fun--brunettes too. Contrary to previous studies, a new report concludes there's no link between hair dyes and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. People who don't color their hair are just as likely to come down with the cancer as those who do, according to the eight-year study. All colors and all types of dye--including temporary, semi-permanent and permanent--get a clean bill of health.

Bad News on Skating Rinks

There's trouble in the air for ice skaters. Indoor rinks that are scraped smooth with fuel-powered ice-resurfacers--commonly known as Zamboni machines--may harbor high levels of nitrogen...

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