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Formaldehyde Frenzy: EWG Calls For FDA Action, OSHA Advises Against Use

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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A new report from the Environmental Working Group demands “aggressive” regulatory measures to protect consumers and salon workers from effects of formaldehyde in professional hair-smoothing treatments.

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