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Brazilian Blowout maker settles with state over formaldehyde claim
by Matt StevensLA Times
January 31st, 2012
The company behind the popular Brazilian Blowout hair-straightening treatments will have to warn hairstylists that two of its most popular products can expose users to formaldehyde gas, according to the terms of a settlement with the California attorney general.

Brazilian Blowout maker agrees to labeling changes
Fox News
January 31st, 2012
The maker of a popular line of hair-straightening products has agreed to alert consumers that two of its formulations emit formaldehyde gas, a possible carcinogen, California's attorney general announced.

Brazilian blowout case raises safety concerns
CBS News
January 31st, 2012
The Brazilian blowout is one of the most popular hair styling trends seen in years. The hair treatment promises straight hair for months after just one salon visit. But now, the treatment comes with a warning: the products involved may be dangerous.

Brazilian Blowout agrees to post formaldehyde warning
by Jeremy P. JacobsGreenWire
January 31st, 2012
The maker of the controversial Brazilian Blowout hair product yesterday agreed to a settlement that requires it to warn consumers that the solution emits formaldehyde when used.

‘Skin deep’ in more ways than one
by Thandisizwe ChimurengaSan Francisco Bay View
January 31st, 2012
Very little if any media attention or research has looked at the possible connections between African American beauty salons, the personal care products utilized primarily by Black women and adverse health outcomes, specifically in the area of reproductive health. But that has begun to change.

Breaking Brazilian Blowout News
Virginia Sole-Smith
January 31st, 2012
Hey, remember waaay back in 2010 when the supposedly “formaldehyde-free” Brazilian Blowout hair straightening treatment tested positive for — irony alert! — formaldehyde?

Brazilian Blowout Legally Labeled Carcinogenic ... Will It Matter?
by Amy WesterveltForbes
January 30th, 2012

Soaps, makeup and other items contain deadly ingredients, say consumer advocates
by Carolyn ButlerThe Washington Post
January 30th, 2012
In the past few years I’ve become much more attuned to “clean” living — organic foods, limited sun exposure, filtered water — so when a friend suggested that many of the lotions and potions we apply to our skin are bad for us, I went through my family’s bathroom cabinets and began reading labels. It wasn’t pretty.

Maker of Brazilian Blowout hair products agrees to settle Calif. lawsuit with labeling changes
Associated Press
January 30th, 2012
The maker of a popular line of hair-straightening products has agreed to alert consumers that two of its formulations emit formaldehyde gas, a possible carcinogen, California’s attorney general announced Monday.

J&J recalls Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion
January 27th, 2012
Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it is recalling more than 2,000 tubes of its Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion after U.S. regulators identified excessive levels of bacteria in a product sample.

Environmental Chemical Exposure May Contribute To Childhood Obesity
Medical News Today
January 24th, 2012
Researchers from the Children's Environmental Health Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found an association between exposure to the chemical group known as phthalates and obesity in young children - including increased body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference.

Scared Straight
by Mary A. FischerAllure
January 23rd, 2012
Warning: A hot new hair-straightening treatment from Brazil could be a health hazard. But that hasn't stopped people from performing it.

Know What's in Your Personal Care Products
by Sheila Hollender7Gen Blog
Starting a new year always makes one think about the changes possible in one's daily life. At Seventh Generation we have always held the principle of ingredient disclosure in our products as a basic tenant of our business. To help you get the information on product ingredients in personal care products, we suggest the following sites:

Perfume Ban in New Hampshire? State Explains Why
by Joanna DouglasShine - Yahoo
January 19th, 2012
Many women love wearing perfume, but have you ever gotten a headache from someone who has sprayed on way too much of a scent you don't like?

North grad takes aim at toxins
by Amy DeMeliaThe Sun Chronicle
January 16th, 2012
Darylle Sheehan is on a mission to rid everyday products of toxic chemicals.

Raising a stink about the contents of fragrances
by Tom WatsonThe Seattle Times
January 13th, 2012
Fragrances evoke emotions and bring back memories, and we all have our favorites. But when they come in a bottle or a box, the reality is not so romantic. More than 3,000 different chemicals are used to create fragrances in cosmetics, household cleaners and other consumer products.

Canadians Asked to Face the Facts About What They Put on Their Faces: National TV and online ads alert Canadians to the dangerous, undisclosed, substances in their cosmetics
Environmental Defence
January 9th, 2012
Putting on makeup in the morning should not be a dangerous game. In a cheeky new ad campaign launched today, Environmental Defence, the environmental organization who led the charge for the ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles alerts Canadians to the many cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting and allergy-inducing substances contained in the personal care products they use every day. The campaign urges the federal government to ban harmful ingredients in cosmetics and to give the Canadian beauty industry a long overdue makeover.

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