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Toxic Brazilian Blowout Too Dangerous to be Used in the U.S., Experts Say.

Toxic Brazilian Blowout Too Dangerous to be Used in the U.S., Experts Say.

Womens’ Voices for the Earth, National Healthy Nail Salon Alliance, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

November 8, 2010

WASHINGTON—A coalition of leading public health and safety advocates issued strong demands to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today for the recall of two popular hair products, the Brazilian Blowout Solution and the Acai Professional Smoothing Solution (view full text here), due to dangerously high levels of formaldehyde in both products. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen.

Recent lab tests by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA) found formaldehyde levels as high as 10.8 percent in the Brazilian Blowout Solution and 11.8 percent in the Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution, labeled “Formaldehyde Free.” Independent tests by Health Canada found that the products contained anywhere from 8.4 to 12 percent formaldehyde.

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8 Responses

  1. Sharon DeMedeiros

    When are they going to do their job and protect the women of this country against such outrageous poisonous products. They must be aware of the epidemic of breast and other cancers here. Other countries ban such products, why is big buisiness so much more important than the lives and health of our families and friends??? I just dont get it…..

  2. Chris

    After four months of working in a salon in which a few of the stylists perform the Brazilian Blowout, some of us stylists began to get bloody noses, irritated eyes, coughing, and heaviness in the chest after each BB that was performed. I’ve been a cosmetologist for over 30 years and I’ve never had health issues like I do now. I had to move to another salon where they do not do the BB. Even after not being around the chemical in BB, I’m still having the health symptoms. I’ve been playing phone tag for weeks with the Northern California FDA. Please sign the petition. Thank you


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