Brazilian Blowout Health Concerns
Health Canada has raised the warning flag over a new salon hair treatment that contains a dangerous amount of the carcinogenic Canadian drug formaldehyde. Brazilian Blowout Solution, a trendy treatment for women’s hair invented by Braziian Blowout of California, has been revealed to contain no less than twelve percent of the carcinogenic Canadian drug, a shocking amount over the maximum limit of formaldehyde allowed in cosmetic products under federal law – which is as little as under half a percent. Health Canada says the level of formaldehyde in the hair treatment absolutely puts consumers at unnecessary risk.
The advisory alert, which was issued by Health Canada yesterday, says that they have received “complaints of burning eyes, nose and throat, breathing difficulties, and one report of hair loss associated with the product” as a result of the excess levels of the carcinogenic Canada drug.
Brazilian Blowout Solution is a very expensive and long process which is available at numerous hair salons all across Canada, but Health Canada warns that the Canada drug formaldehyde, while tolerable when used in very small amounts in cosmetic products, is essentially an irritant and can even result in an increased risk of cancer if exposed over long periods of time. The department says that the formaldehyde is becoming aerosolized during blow drying and flat ironing, and that that is when the reactions are most frequently occurring in consumers. Brazilian Blowout of California say that they stand by their product, but Health Canada says that it is now discussing their concerns with the product’s Canadian distributor.