Products and Dyes

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Mar 01, 2012
NIOSH Science Blog: Hair, Formaldehyde, and Industrial Hygiene

This NOSH Science Blog discusses current status and recommendations for the use of formaldehyde-containing hair smoothing products in salons.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 01, 2011
Flat-Out Risky

This document, by Environmental Working Group, reports on its investigation of well known brands of hair straighteners.

Source: EWG

Apr 01, 2011
Federal OSHA Hazard Alert: Hair Smoothing Products That Could Release Formaldehyde

This Hazard Alert provides information about OSHA's investigations, the health hazards of formaldehyde, and how to protect workers using hair smoothing products that contain or release formaldehyde.

Source: OSHA

Sep 01, 2010
Emerging Issues and Alerts Salon Hair Product

This page, provided by Occupational Health Sciences (then CROET), addresses response to a local hair salon health concern. Most updates are historical.

Source: Occupational Health Sciences

Sep 01, 2010
MotherToBaby Hair Treatments and Pregnancy (PDF)

This sheet talks about the risks that exposure to hair treatments can have during pregnancy.

Source: MotherToBaby

Nov 01, 2007
Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database

Skin Deep pairs ingredients in nearly 25,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated dta resource of its kind.

Source: EWG