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Brazilian Blowout concerns reach Capitol Hill.

Fox News

Deirdre Imus

May 31, 2011

In March I wrote about the health concerns associated with the Brazilian Blowout. This popular and pricy chemical hair-straightening product often featured in celebrity magazines and endorsed by Hollywood beauties for transforming frizzy, curly and hard-to-manage locks into soft, luxurious hair.

Last November, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to salons informing them that Brazilian Blowout may be a health threat after confirming the product contained high levels of formaldehyde – a suspected human carcinogen – in amounts that exceeded government safety guidelines.

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  1. It is frustrating to know that people still use the Brazilian Blowout after so much publicity and warning against the product. It is frightening that FDA doesn’t have the power to instate mandatory recall of a cancerous product.

    Many people think that all products are the market are safe to use, but it is not the case. If the FDA won’t protect people, the best we can do is spread the word and educate ourselves. Hopefully people are warned before using the Brazilian Blowout of its high levels of formaldehyde or hair salons are refusing to use this product.

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