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US Reps ask FDA about dangerous hair-straightening products

In Enforcement on December 13, 2012 at 2:03 am

The FDA must  should do more to protect the public from the health risks of hair straightening products, members of Congress said.

Three representatives — Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) — sent a letter to the FDA today expressing their concerns over the products, which include the Brazilian Blowout.

These products contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, the letter said. The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.


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