Products and Dyes

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

http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2012/02/hair-smoothers/

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

http://www.ewg.org/hair-straighteners/our-report/

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

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/formaldehyde/hazard_alert.html

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

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/emerging-issues-and-alerts.cfm

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)

http://www.mothertobaby.org/files/Hair_treatments.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

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

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