US FDA Must Act to Protect Salon Workers from Formaldehyde
Over ten years ago it was discovered that some keratin hair straightening treatments used by professional salon workers contain high levels of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and is released when the product is heated, per instructions, with a flat iron.
As a result, salon workers have suffered and continue to suffer from health effects like difficulty breathing, bloody noses, headaches, rashes, chronic sinus and lung infections, and more.
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