Brazilian Blowout treatment, anyone? Women looking for a Brazilian Blowout treatment at Brazilian Blowout salons are usually just as attracted to Brazilian Blowout before and after pictures as somebody wanting to lose weight is attracted to the before and after pictures of a person who has lost weight after using a specific weight loss product.
Except that with women who receive a Brazilian Blowout treatment, the Brazilian Blowout before and after could mean something entirely different. Women who frequent Brazilian Blowout salons need to be aware of the dangers and warnings surrounding Brazilian Blowout hair treatments. Instead of imagining themselves in a Brazilian Blowout before and after picture, they should be aware that exposure to this hair product can be quite dangerous.
This hair product is even more dangerous to salon workers who are exposed to it sometimes everyday.
Both the Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution and the Brazilian Blowout Soloution contain high percentages of formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen. Carcinogen is a substance or agent that can cause or aggravate cancer.
Many people give up smoking cigarettes or avoid smoking cigarettes due to the carcinogens in cigarettes. Do these same people have Brazilian Blowout treatments at Brazilian Blowout salons? Would they have if they had been aware of the dangers? Are salon workers who know about the dangers and warnings and Brazilian Blowout ingredients not afraid of their frequent use and exposure to this hair product?
Formaldehyde is also a known allergen. Allergens can cause a terrible allergic reaction, respiratory problems, and eye, nose and throat irritations.
Formaldehyde can be used as a preservative in some cosmetics, but only in very small quantities, well under 1%.
Laboratory tests have been done that show that the product contains roughly 6% to 12% formaldehyde.
The Brazilian Blowout manufacturers still leave labels on the products that claim that there is no formaldehyde in the Brazilian Blowout ingredients.
Some countries no longer distribute the product, or have had it recalled.
In November 2010 The California State Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Brazilian Blowout
Brazilian Blowout has been banned in Canada
A Brazilian Blowout facebook page has been “liked” by over 26 000 people
UPDATE (9 Sept 2011):
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has sent an offical warning letter to the Brazilian Blowout manufacturers. The letter from the FDA warned that it is the responsibility of the Brazilian Blowout manufacturers to check that their product is safe for use and that the packaging is correctly labeled. The Brazilian Blowout label states that the product has no formaldehyde in it which is false, misleading or untrue, as Brazilian Blowout contains dangerously high levels of formaldehyde – a known carcinogen that may cause or worsen cancer.
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Consult a Doctor
We do not intend, by this article or otherwise, to discourage anyone from having a Brazilian Blowout hair treatment without their doctors’ approval. Please consult your doctor, not your lawyer, on matters relating to your health. It could be dangerous to stop taking medicines, and even more dangerous should you stop abruptly. Patients should talk to their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of having a Brazilian Blowout hair trearment make it the right choice for them.
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The contents of this website should not be relied upon as legal or health advice, all information on this website is for general information only, and is not a substitute for a lawyer’s advice or for a medical or health professional’s advice.
For professional legal advice about Brazilian Blowout dangers and health risks, call Mark J. Leeds, on 954 683 0355, or Toll Free on 888-446-1999.
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