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Formaldehyde in Hair Care Products Presents Health Risks to Employees

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Aug 21, 2013 12:37:00 PM

A recent OSHA Fact Sheet - Formaldehyde in hair care products found that stylists in three different salons were using Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution or Cadiveu Brasil Cacau were being exposed to dangerous levels of formaldehyde. In one salon, tests showed that in the blow drying process, levels were five times the limit set by OSHA. The salons were given citations and two received fines for failure to protect workers from the health hazards of formaldehyde exposure. OSHA gave out other fines and citations for salons that failed to test the air and determine the level of formaldehyde exposure and protect workers properly with training and information on the health hazards and symptoms of exposure.

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Topics: Emilcott, formaldehyde in hair care products, OSHAs short term exposure limit (STEL)

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