The FDA is investigating a popular hair straightener that many central Indiana women get every day. It's called the Brazilian Blowout – and it could be hazardous to your health.
The Brazilian blowout hair treatment turns frizzy curls into smooth straight tresses. But the FDA says it uses harmful chemicals to get the results.
Molly Scrutton's concerns over Brazilian Blowout, a hair smoother, led state and federal authorities in the United States and Canada to test the product for formaldehyde.
Lawyers have jumped into the fray over Brazilian Blowout, the popular hair smoothing product found in tests conducted in Oregon to have dangerously high levels of formaldehyde.
The FDA has sent a warning letter to the makers of Brazilian Blowout confirming that the product is "adulterated" with the liquid form of formaldehyde, "which, under the conditions of use prescribed in the labeling," releases dangerous levels of the chemical – a known carcinogen – into the air to be inhaled.
Please join us in asking the FDA to use its authority to seize toxic hair-straightening products and to ban formaldehyde from cosmetics, as many other countries have already done.