Published: April 2011
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DANGERS OF HAIR STRAIGHTENERS A snapshot by the numbers
Hair straighteners in EWG's database
Offering formaldehyde-based hair straightening
FDA received first report of severe reactions
Claim little to no formaldehyde when tests show otherwise
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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