Hello there Fabulous Fellow Naturals!
I hope everyone has been well since my last visit here @ AuNaturale. Today I wanted to share an article I found on the dangers of hair straighters and formaldehyde. It is a must read...it gives more reasons to stay clear of hair straighters, if for nothing else ...health reasons. I ask all who read's this to spread the word, We must continue to first educate our selves on proper hair care, and from that we can then educate others. I will share a bit of what was said as well as providing the link to benefit further:
Tests Find Formaldehyde In More Hair Straighteners
by Jordan Calmes
A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde, an independent study finds. And the chemical can be really irritating, literally.
You might recall that the Food and Drug Administration's has been after the maker Brazilian Blowout, one such product, as Shots has reported. Basically, Brazilian Blowout has been promoted as an alternative to harsh hair straighteners containing, but the government thinks it contains enough formaldehyde that it needs to slap on a warning label.
Brazilian Blowout published a statement on its website earlier this fall, contesting the FDA analysis. "It is important to understand that this relates to the measure of potential formaldehyde released at a level that never occurs in a real world application," the company says.
So, an independent team took the debate directly to the hair salon. Their findings were published in November's issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.
ChemRisk, a consulting firm that specializes in health and environmental risk assessment, carried out the study, for which it received no external funding.
The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
To read further click here http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/11/07/142107260/tests-find-formaldehyde-in-more-hair-straighteners?sc=17&f=1001
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD...IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS CONSIDERED THIS TREATMENT...AND EVEN IF YOU DON'T.
Thanks for stopping by ladies and remember to stay ...Naturally Fabulous!
TAKE CARE :)))