Why Is the FDA Poisoning the Beauty Industry?

Why Is the FDA Poisoning the Beauty Industry?

Dame Magazine
Betsy Farber
October 6, 2015

Toxic hair products—including hair relaxers and the Brazilian blowout—have been making salon workers sick for years. With no regulation required, stylists are forced to save themselves.

…“Updating regulations is not an easy thing for any agency to do, so without a really compelling reason [like a lawsuit, a congressional mandate or highly publicized deaths or harm from a product], I think the FDA will generally leave well enough alone,” says Alexandra Scranton, Director of Science and Research at Women’s Voice’s for the Earth and author of “The Beauty and Its Beast” report. “The problem is that adverse event reporting for cosmetics is entirely voluntary, whereas there is mandatory reporting for drugs and medical devices.”…
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