FDA proposes ban on hair-straightening products
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed banning hair-straightening products that contain formaldehyde.
Scientists have identified a link between the use of hair-straightening chemical products with an increased risk of ovarian, breast and uterine cancers.
The FDA currently encourages people to read the labels of hair products before buying them. They also urge people to ask hairdressers what products they are using and to report adverse reactions.
The target date for the ban is next April.