WASHINGTON – Salon workers from around the U.S. today joined the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth to petition the Food and Drug Administration to ban dangerous hair straighteners that contain formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen and potent allergen. The petition argues that its presence in hair-straightening and -smoothing treatments means that under the federal Drug and Cosmetics Act, such products are “adulterated” and should be banned.
Following our citizen's petition, Rep. Grace Meng joins us in calling on the FDA to fix misleading labels and remove harmful colorants from feminine hygiene products.
The FDA issued a final rule banning the use of triclosan and 18 other less commonly used antibacterial chemicals from household antibacterial soap products. But there are three VERY important things to know about this ruling.