Womens’ Voices for the Earth, National Healthy Nail Salon Alliance, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
November 8, 2010
WASHINGTON—A coalition of leading public health and safety advocates issued strong demands to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today for the recall of two popular hair products, the Brazilian Blowout Solution and the Acai Professional Smoothing Solution (view full text here), due to dangerously high levels of formaldehyde in both products. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen.
Recent lab tests by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA) found formaldehyde levels as high as 10.8 percent in the Brazilian Blowout Solution and 11.8 percent in the Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution, labeled “Formaldehyde Free.” Independent tests by Health Canada found that the products contained anywhere from 8.4 to 12 percent formaldehyde.