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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:32 pm 
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Health Canada is warning Canadians that Brazilian Blowout Solution manufactured by Brazilian Blowout of California has been found to contain unacceptable levels of formaldehyde. The Brazilian Blowout hair smoothing treatment is known to be available at salons across Canada.

Health Canada has received complaints of burning eyes, nose, and throat, breathing difficulties, and one report of hair loss associated with use of the product.

Testing conducted by Health Canada found that the Brazilian Blowout Solution contains 12% formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is permitted in cosmetics at less than 0.2% when used as a preservative. Formaldehyde is a known irritant, sensitizer, and is linked to cancer in humans when inhaled chronically over a long period of time. Health Canada believes that the reactions are being caused by formaldehyde becoming aerosolized during the blow drying and flat ironing stages of the treatment. Any procedure containing formaldehyde above the allowable limits places clients and stylists at increased risk.

Who is affected:

Consumers receiving hair smoothing treatments using Brazilian Blowout, and stylists performing the treatment may experience reactions of burning eyes, nose, throat, and breathing troubles.
What consumers should do

* Consumers who have had adverse reactions to Brazilian Blowout treatments are advised to seek medical attention. There is no cause for concern for consumers who have used this product and not experienced any reactions.
* Stylists who use Brazilian Blowout treatments should immediately stop using the affected product.
* Adverse reactions to cosmetics can be reported to Health Canada using a form available on Health Canada's website: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/reportaproduct

For contacts and more info: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/ad ... 67-eng.php

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:54 am 
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This is ridiculous! Especially since their website claims "no formaldehyde" or chemicals.

http://www.brazilianblowout.com/About_Us

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:18 pm 
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Wow, I am so out of the loop. . . I only just heard of this today through Groupon. I fully admit I opened the email due to a morbid curiousity about the other type of 'brazilian' :oops:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:58 pm 
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:rofl

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