50. Black hair products cause failed drug tests (REVIEW)


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In the episode, we discuss

  • the research behind hair drug tests and cultural bias.
  • how hair products that are mainly used by people of African descent can bathe drugs in the environments on the hair
  • what leads to higher rates of false-positive drug test results for Black people

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Ethnic hair care products may increase false positives in hair drug testingby David A. Kidwell, Frederick P. Smith, Arica R. Shepherd

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