It started as a phone call to one of OHSU’s research institutes. Now, it’s an international story. This week, NBC’s Today show reported the latest news about chemical concerns related to popular hair straighteners.
Here’s that report:
It was a story that started right here at OHSU when a concerned hair stylist called OHSU’s Center for Research in Environmental Toxicology. That call ignited a joint investigation with Oregon OSHA which revealed significant formaldehyde levels in certain hair straighteners used in hair salons.
Based on that information, CROET issued several alerts.
In addition, news of the investigation has received news coverage worldwide.
A few examples here.
We’re awaiting the next chapter…