We’ve told you about OHSU’s involvement in a health concern raised by Northwest hair stylists before. See links here, here, here and here. Well, there’s new news today. Press links: Brazilian Blowout company settles with state over formaldehyde – LA Times ‘Brazilian Blowout’ Products Dangerous and Deceptive: Attorney General – NBC San Diego Is this the end of the continuing saga? Only time will tell.
Just when you thought it was safe to talk about hair care products again… In the past, we have mentioned our Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology’s experience investigating health complaints by stylists using a product called The Brazilian Blowout. In fact, CROET’s work with Oregon OSHA resulted in a recent communications award. Now…the story is taking a political twist and it’s making the rounds on politics blogs. Here’s one: Big Government Blog: The … Read More
When OHSU’s Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology was contacted by a hair stylist concerned about the safety of a hair straightening product…we had no idea it would ignite a controversy to be covered by press nationwide. The call resulted in a joint investigation by OHSU and Oregon OSHA which determined that the product – named Brazilian Blowout – contained significant levels of formaldehyde. Because hair stylists and customers were in contact with … Read More
We just recently became aware of this letter from the FDA regarding a hair product called the Brazilian Blowout. The letter was sent to the manufacturers. Here’s an excerpt: Brazilian Blowout is misbranded because its label and labeling (including instructions for use) makes misleading statements regarding the product’s ingredients and fails to reveal material facts with respect to consequences that may result from the use of the product. Specifically, Brazilian Blowout contains the liquid form of … Read More