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Monday, October 4, 2010

Somewhere Nicole Richie is Weeping

Posted by Marissa Sullivan on Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 2:47 PM

For those of you who don't know, the Brazilian Blowout is getting into some "Hot Water" so to speak. Recent tests by Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health agency and Oregon Health & Science University show this particular straightening solution emits high levels of formaldehyde, which is cancer causing. The treatment has always been described as safe and harmless, but we might be finding out otherwise.

Here's Melanie Mesaros, who works for the state agency that protects workers from harmful chemicals.

We obtained these samples from a couple different salons. We keep getting the same result. So we feel pretty good about what we're finding, and that is there is formaldehyde in this product.

Sorry Nicole... I wonder if her hair is going to start looking like this again?


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