Fox News has learned that many people in the United States are dying from the overuse of salon and beauty products and are suffering the consequences.
In Florida, more than half a million people a year are diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, the Associated Press reported.
That number jumps to more than 2 million a year in other states.
The Associated Press found that the number of Americans dying from anorexic disorders rose sharply in 2017, from 6,000 in 2015 to 11,000 last year.
According to the AP, “Nearly 40,000 Americans died of anorectic disorders in 2016, more people than died from all causes combined.”
Fox News contributor and author Mark Levin is a frequent guest on The Five, where he says that “people are dying in salons because they’re doing too much, too soon.”
He has previously called out beauty products for being marketed to women who aren’t really attractive, saying that people are “sliding right down the slide,” and that “the trend toward mass consumption of these products is going to be the downfall of America.”
A few years ago, he also said, “There is a massive and pervasive market for these products, and it’s killing us.”
The Associated Health News reported that a survey by the National Cosmetics Institute showed that a whopping 84 percent of the respondents said they were aware of beauty products being sold in saloons.
The survey, which was conducted in 2017 and also surveyed people who work at salons, also showed that one in five women said they’d been to a salon or a beauty supply store in the previous year.
The results also revealed that more than two-thirds of people who reported having had a salon in the past year had gone to a beauty store or purchased a product in the same fashion.
The study also found that women who work in salon shops are more likely to be prescribed antidepressants and antipsychotics than women who do not work in a saloon.