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Salon workers, environmental groups petition FDA to ban formaldehyde in hair products

Salon workers, environmental groups petition FDA to ban formaldehyde in hair products, treatments

Safety + Health Magazine
Staff writer

“The petition lists documented health hazards from exposure to these products, known as keratin treatments, which involve solutions containing liquid formaldehyde being applied to the hair. Then, blow dryers and hair-straightening irons are used, causing the release of formaldehyde gas. WVE and the Environmental Working Group contend FDA has been aware of the hazards since at least 2008, but has failed to act.”

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