domingo, 18 de dezembro de 2011

Progressive brush, straighteners and formaldehydeFormaldehyde is a carcinogen, according to World Health OrganizationBrush is a progressive method of hair straightening, current fashion, as were the French Brush, the Japanese Straightening, the permanent straightening and more. The methods change names, but mean the same thing: hair straightening. The methods are not registered with ANVISA.
Straightening products used in these methods, must be registered and there are several brands and types in the Brazilian market that meet this requirement. When the product is unregistered, its composition was not evaluated and may contain substances banned or restricted use, conditions and inadequate or non-permitted concentrations, posing a risk to public health.The use of formaldehyde in hair straighteners is prohibited by ANVISA, for being unhealthy. The product can cause allergies, eye irritation, redness, tearing and dermatitis.ANVISA has received numerous reports of cases from the improper use of hair straighteners, which cause serious damage to health, such as burns on the scalp, partial or total drop of hair, corneal damage, respiratory problems and even death from anaphylactic shock.Beauty salons and hairdressers are using unscrupulous irregular products, adulterated by adding formaldehyde to the products ready for use. This "manipulation" is inadequate and irregular.The consumer, user of the services these businesses must be aware and look for only those professionals you trust. You should ask all the information about the product used in their hair. Remember that the straighteners have some smell, but the smell of formaldehyde is different because it is much stronger.The risks of formaldehyde- Contact with skin: Toxic. Causes irritation to skin, with redness, pain and burns.- Eye Contact: Causes irritation, redness, pain, tearing and blurred vision. High concentrations cause irreversible damage.- Inhalation: may cause cancer of the respiratory tract. May cause sore throat, irritation of the nose, cough, decreased respiratory rate, irritation and sensitization of the respiratory tract. It can also cause serious injuries in the airways, leading to pulmonary edema and pneumonia. Fatal in high concentrations.- Chronic Exposure: Frequent or prolonged exposure may cause hypersensitivity leading to dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause allergic reaction, impairment of vision and enlargement of the liver.Source: National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (