Concerns over the chemicals used in some straightening products is grabbing the attention of lawmakers in Washington, DC.
Representatives Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) sent a letter to the FDA Wednesday with their concerns about the chemicals used in Brazilian Blowouts. The three representatives are asking the FDA to step in and do more to protect the public from the levels of formaldehyde found in the products.
The FDA sent a warning letter to the maker of Brazilian blowout last year about its products branding and levels of formaldehyde, but so far the product has not been reformulated.
For a look at the letter sent to the FDA, go to markey.house.gov/sites/markey.house.gov/files/documents/Letter%20to%20FDA%20on%20Brazilian%20Blowouts.pdf .
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