Published: April 2011

DANGERS OF HAIR STRAIGHTENERS A snapshot by the numbers
105
Products

Hair straighteners in EWG's database

68%
Top salons

Offering formaldehyde-based hair straightening

42
Months ago

FDA received first report of severe reactions

94%
Companies

Claim little to no formaldehyde when tests show otherwise

The Report
An EWG investigation reveals widespread use of cancer-causing formaldehyde in popular hair straighteners and salons across the country.
EWG researchers review all the options for straightening hair and give you the basics on the risks.
EWG’s survey finds that top salons across the country continue to offer formaldehyde-based hair straighteners despite government warnings and reports of health problems.

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