Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Brazilian Blowout--don't glop this on
Anjali Athavaley, WSJ, May 17, 2011, says the FDA is being asked by members of Congress to recall two hair straighteners containing tons of formaldehyde, which is good only for dead people.
The stuff probably causes cancer in humans. Living ones.
At issue: Brazilian Blowout and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Lotion. (Despite the Brazilian title—these are for hair on your head.)
Of course, the manufacturers say it’s safe—so it’s between them and members of Congress.
Salon workers do report bad things happening to them. Stinging eyes, sore throats. Lasting months.
Personally, I think we are flopping around in a big chemical bath all the time. Maybe we could avoid this one, though.