Congressional representatives from Massachusetts and Illinois asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue voluntary recalls on hair-smoothing treatments formulated with levels of formaldehyde, a suspected carcinogen, that exceed 8 percent.
As recently covered in The Wall Street Journal, as well as the Today Show, the FDA is being asked to require warning labels for these products which emit formaldehyde. This is in part in response to the complaints being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) as well as several state occupational safety agencies. In April 2011, OSHA issued a hazard alert to salon owners and workers about potential formaldehyde exposure resulting from hair-smoothing treatments.
For consumers and salon workers looking for options that deliver the same results without the exposure to harmful ingredients, Perfection SmoothOut™ by Pravana is a formaldehyde-free alternative. Formulated with a proprietary blend of nano amino acids,this system has proven to be a gentle and safe formula that provides desired results that last for up to twelve weeks.
Pravana Founder and President Steven Goddard supports the actions of the congressional representatives. “By bringing this issue to light, consumers can make a more informed decision about salon services and their safety. Pravana is proud to offer a smoothing treatment that is both safe and effective.”