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Safety of Professional Hair Smoothing Treatments under Review

“Consumer and worker safety is, always, the paramount concern for the cosmetic industry. This is why the Council has joined with U.S. FDA in asking the Cosmetics Ingredient Review to review the safety of formaldehyde (and methylene glycol) in professional use hair smoothing products. In addition, we have urged FDA to work with state and local organizations, as well as with the federal OSHA, which is responsible for regulating workplace safety, to objectively determine if salon hair smoothing products emit levels of formaldehyde gas that are unsafe for consumers and salon workers under their intended conditions of use.”

– from the Personal Care Products Council “Executive Update”

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