FDA And Brazilian Blowout

September 9, 2011 by Post Team 

FDA And Brazilian BlowoutFDA And Brazilian Blowout, Brazilian Blowout is dangerous, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Five months ago, the U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) issued a warning of danger of Brazilian Blowout and hair straightening and smoothing similar products, warning that salon workers and customers may be exposed to formaldehyde using them.

Now, the FDA sent a warning letter to manufacturers of Brazilian Blowout confirms that the product is “adulterated” with the liquid form of formaldehyde, “which, under the conditions of use stated on the label,” press levels Hazardous chemical – a known carcinogen – in the air that is inhaled.

The FDA letter also said that Brazilian Blowout is “misbranded” because the product label states that contain false “No formaldehyde” or is “free formaldehyde.”

The company has until mid-September to address the violations cited by the FDA or risk having their product confiscated. “It is your responsibility as a manufacturer to ensure that your company sells products that are safe,” wrote Michael W. Roosevelt, acting director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the letter of warning to Brazilian Blowout CEO Mike Brady.

Salon workers and customers who use hair straightening solutions, have suffered side effects such as eye and throat irritation, headache, dizziness, burning sensation, difficulty breathing, nosebleeds, chest pain, vomiting and rash, according to the FDA. Formaldehyde is released when the hair treated with Brazilian Blowout is heated with a hairdryer and then with a hot iron, as the label states.

FDAanlysis found that Brazilian Blowout contains 8.7% to 10.4% formaldehyde, which puts him in the range of embalming fluid used by funeral homes – and is much higher than the 0.2% that The cosmetic ingredient review before a panel of experts considered safe. (Why is formaldehyde in hair products, you ask? It helps bind the keratin to the hair, straightens up.)

Meanwhile, Brazilian Blowout makers say the product is safe. “We have been proven countless times by OSHA,” said Brady NPR blog shots. “And we have never exceeded a safety standard every time.”

“In our continuing effort to clarify misinformation about Brazilian Blowout, we are delighted to be working with the FDA to demonstrate that the Brazilian Blowout complies with state and federal guidelines,” a brief statement on the product’s website says, encouraging beauty salons “to continue providing confidence Brazilian Blowout treatment to their customers.”

Many salons in the U.S. Brazilian Blowout may be using similar or other products to tame frizz. In April, Healthland collaborator Bryan Walsh spoke to Jane Houlihan, research vice president at Environmental Working Group. She said. “We examined 41 top salons and found that almost all of them are using the hair straightening treatments we look across the industry, and the fact is that if you use Brazilian Keratin treatment of style, is almost certain that the release of formaldehyde “.

Given the FDA warning, Brazilian Blowout cannot be for much longer, at least not in its current form. It has already been banned in Canada. But the fact that hair products containing potentially dangerous levels of formaldehyde were able to finish in the halls, first shown that lack of regulation of the cosmetics industry is.

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