01 Jul '11, 3pm

Cosmetics Industry: Brazilian Blowout-Type Treatments Are "Unsafe" - Daily Green

The industry board's decisions are non-binding, but represent the latest in a long list of warnings about the products. Formaldehyde was recently declared a known carcinogen by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration recently joined several states in warning salon workers about the dangers of keratin hair straightening treatments . Members of Congress have called for an investigation . The California Attorney General has filed a formal complaint against the maker of Brazilian Blowout-brand hair straighteners. And watchdogs like the Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics have been raising alarms for months. A Good Housekeeping Research Institute investigation, among others, found worrying levels of formaldehyde even in products labeled formaldehyde-free. (See details of the investigation in the ...

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