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Oct. 12 – Canada: Brazilian Blowout Solution Contains Formaldehyde

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From: Health Canada

Health Canada is warning Canadians that Brazilian Blowout Solution manufactured by Brazilian Blowout of California…which is known to be available at salons across Canada…has been found to contain unacceptable levels of formaldehyde.

Health Canada has received complaints of burning eyes, nose, and throat, breathing difficulties, and one report of hair loss associated with use of the product.

Testing conducted by Health Canada found that the Brazilian Blowout Solution contains 12% formaldehyde.  Formaldehyde is permitted in cosmetics at less than 0.2% when used as a preservative.  Formaldehyde is a known irritant, sensitizer, and is linked to cancer in humans when inhaled chronically over a long period of time.  Health Canada believes that the reactions are being caused by formaldehyde becoming aerosolized during the blow drying and flat ironing stages of the treatment.

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