OSHA says popular hair smoothing treatment may release unsafe levels of formaldehyde


The New York Times /AP (4/13, A19, Subscription Publication) reports that on Monday, regulators from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that “a popular hair smoothing treatment called Brazilian Blowout can release unsafe levels of formaldehyde, posing a risk to salon workers and customers.” OSHA officials “also said they have found the chemical in some hair products that are labeled ‘formaldehyde-free,'” and are now “investigating complaints about the products.”
Check with your stylist and find out what they’re using on you before getting exposed.