BThe maker of Brazilian Blowout, a popular line of hair-straightening treatments used in salons, has agreed to warn consumers and hairstylists that two of its products emit formaldehyde gas, California’s attorney general said on Monday.
The company also agreed to pay $600,000 in penalties and fines for failing to inform consumers that a chemical in its products can cause cancer. Formaldehyde — the stuff that’s also used in embalming fluid — is a known carcinogen. (It’s used in hair products because it helps bind keratin to hair, straightening it.)
Brazilian Blowout Acai Smoothing Solution and Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing Solution were being sold as “formaldehyde free,” but both products release formaldehyde into the air when used according to the instructions.
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