Salon workers, environmental groups petition FDA to ban formaldehyde in hair products, treatments
Safety + Health Magazine Staff writer … “The petition lists documented health hazards from exposure to these products, known as keratin treatments, which involve solutions... Read More
Support Salon Workers! Submit Your Comments to the FDA!
Show your support for salon workers by submitting a comment to the FDA and tell the agency to ban toxic formaldehyde from hair straightening products!
FDA Must Act to Protect Salon Workers from Formaldehyde
To protect the health of salon workers, WVE, EWG and salon workers from across the nation, filed a citizen petition asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action on this dangerous chemical.
Salon workers join environmental health groups to petition FDA to ban formaldehyde in hair straighteners and treatments
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.
What California’s Ban on Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Means for Salon Worker Health
The law in California will help pave the way for cosmetic safety reform on the national level and will directly impact the safety of products used by salon workers.
The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.
The New York Times by Roni Caryn Rabin In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.... Read More
California Bans Formaldehyde from Cosmetics + 23 other toxic chemicals!
AB 2762 bans the use of a number of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and professional salon products by 2025, including the carcinogen formaldehyde.
Good News Coming Out of California for Cosmetic Safety
Last week, two bills were signed into law in California that will make cosmetics safer AND increase disclosure of ingredients in fragrance.
A popular hair-straightening treatment left this stylist with chemical poisoning
Published in: Yahoo Lifestyle When the Brazilian blowout first became a trend, hairstylist Jennifer Arce says she decided to offer the service to her clients. But... Read More
Environmental Groups Sue FDA to Take Formaldehyde Out of Salons
Environmental Working Group Monica Amarelo August 7, 2017 “The Food and Drug Administration has failed to act on dangerous hair straighteners that contain unsafe levels... Read More