Public News Service
January 31, 2012
Brazilian Blowouts are now coming with a hazardous warning label. A settlement reached between the state and makers of the popular hair-smoothing treatment now requires that hair stylists and their customers be warned the product exposes them to a cancer-causing chemical.
Alexandra Scranton, director of science and research for Women’s Voices for the Earth, says salon workers across the U.S. are exposed to dangerous levels of formaldehyde from hair-smoothing products that have been banned for more than a year in Canada and other countries.