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Brazilian Blowout in FDA crosshairs over cancer risk

Brazilian Blowout in FDA crosshairs over cancer risk

CBS News

Ryan Jaslow

September 8, 2011

Brazilian Blowout, you are officially on notice.

The FDA sent a scathing letter to the popular hair-straightening brand, saying its product could endanger consumers and hair stylists who use them.

The letter called the Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution “adulterated,” with the liquid methylene glycol. When heated with a blow dryer and hot flat iron, the liquid releases carcinogenic formaldehyde vapors into the air.

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