FDA sued for ignoring dangers of formaldehyde in hair-straightening products

FDA sued for ignoring dangers of formaldehyde in hair-straightening products

Natural News

David Gutierrez

January 24, 2017

“Formaldehyde is real hard to avoid in our culture, so they don’t know when they’re going to be exposed to it and have this terrible reaction,” Scranton said.

Salon workers could certainly choose not to use formaldehyde-containing products, but often they are unaware that there’s any risk to methylene glycol. Scranton’s group has been doing outreach to workers, but she says “there’s still a general impression that, ‘Well, if it’s on the shelves of the beauty supply store, it must be safe to use.’ Even if it’s got a formaldehyde warning somewhere buried on a safety data sheet.”

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