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Final CIR Assessment: Formaldehyde Unsafe In Heated Hair-Smoothers

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel issued a final safety assessment for formaldehyde/methylene glycol at its Sept. 26-27 meeting – declaring the ingredient unsafe for use in heated hair-smoothing products – after grappling with questions concerning its role and the information it should consider when evaluating cosmetic substances.

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