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FDA Moves To Dismiss NGOs’ Hair-Smoother Lawsuit, Says Safety Review Is Nearly Complete

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Facing a lawsuit from the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voice for the Earth, FDA responds to EWG’s five-year-old petition asking the agency to review the health risks of heated hair smoothers that contain or release formaldehyde, with a view toward a potential ban. FDA says it is wrapping up its investigation, which could prompt rulemaking on the issue, and moves to dismiss the suit as moot.

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