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Brazilian Blowout Blowup.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Sandy Bauers

November 15, 2010

The quest for beauty is often fraught with compromises. There’s lead in some lipsticks. And how many of our cosmetics are tested on animals?

The latest controversy is over a popular hair treatment called the Brazilian blowout, which is a professional smoothing treatment that eliminates frizz. The manufacturer claims, “No Damage! and No harsh chemicals! CONTAINS NO FORMALDEHYDE!!”

Yet a coalition of  public health and safety nonprofits, including Women’s Voice for the Earth and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the National Healthy Nail Salon Alliance, today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to recall the Brazilian Blowout Solution and the Acai Professional Smoothing Solution.

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