A Brazilian blowout is a way of straightening your hair turning curly hair into fizz-free hair. However, this hair-do comes with a price. When attempting this, a chemical called toxic carcinogen formaldehyde is used as reported from the OSHA. A hairstylist from Portland, Oregon has attempted the brazilian blow out and resulted in shortage of breath, eye irritation and nosebleeds. Later effects of this chemical could result in cancer and leukemia. As more people began to report of these symptoms, the company responsible of the Brazilian blowout decided to make a new product that is formaldehyde free.
This article was very interesting because of its relativity to toxicology. To think that companies would lie just to be able to sell their products made me really engaged in this topic. After reading this article I got more interested in reading the ingredients of the products in my household to help keep my family and myself safe.
I think that the FDA should reintroduce the "Safe Cosmetics Act" and make sure that companies aren't secretly adding ingredients to the products. This will ensure safe products when they reach a house hold or in this case, hair salon. At home we can ensure our safety by reading ingredients. Being cautious about new products could help save the family from sickness.