FDA plans to propose rule to ban hair straightening products linked to health risks

Scientists have found an increased risk of hormone-related cancers and some short-term effects in some hair straightening products.

News 12 Staff

Oct 16, 2023, 11:12 AM

Updated 242 days ago

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The Food and Drug Administration is asking the public for their opinion on banning some hair straightening products linked to health risks.
The proposed rule would ban items like chemical relaxers and pressing products which use formaldehyde or similar chemicals.
Scientists have found an increased risk of hormone-related cancers and some short-term effects.
The FDA will decide on the proposed rule after reviewing public comments.


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