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2011-04-11 21:36:40

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency draft assessment of the potential health effects associated with formaldehyde exposure needs substantial revision, says a new report from the National Research Council, which recommends improvements for EPA's final assessment. The report finds that EPA supports its conclusions that formaldehyde can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat; lesions in the respiratory tract; and genetic mutations at high concentrations. Furthermore, the report finds...

2011-03-11 00:00:27

The Zerran RealLisseâ“ž¢ Vegan Hair Smoothing System is a patent-protected product formulated without keratin or other animal products. It contains absolutely NO formaldehyde, aldehydes, thioglycolates, sodium hydroxide, guanidine hydroxide, methylene glycol, formol, formalin, ethers, or any other substance that produces formaldehyde gas upon heating with a flatiron. The Zerran RealLisseâ“ž¢ system is a professional, in-salon service...

2011-03-09 15:11:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BACKGROUND: On March 4, 2011, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel, an independent, non-profit body of scientific and medical experts that assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics in the U.S., reached a tentative conclusion on the safety of formaldehyde and methylene glycol as they are used in cosmetics and in "professional use only" hair straightening and smoothing products. The Panel reaffirmed its 2005 conclusion that...

2011-01-30 00:29:16

Zerran International's RealLisseâ“ž¢ Hair Smoothing Treatment is the world's first hair smoothing system to pass dermatological testing with zero adverse results. Using the human repeat insult patch test (HRIPT), an independent FDA registered and California certified lab tested the RealLisseâ“ž¢ Catalyst on 50 subjects wearing no gloves, with no negative skin reaction on any subject. RealLisseâ“ž¢ is...

2011-01-10 14:56:09

One of the sources of emission for pollutants in living spaces are particleboards glued with adhesives that contain formaldehyde. There is a new method that will now provide another way to reduce these vapors. The trick can be found in special minerals that equip wood materials with properties for cleaning air in living spaces. Since the 50s, formaldehyde has been the basic material for many artificial resins and glues used in particleboards and plywood boards. Estimates indicate that more...

2010-12-16 08:00:00

VISTA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoBlu Products, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ECOB) announced today that the company has successfully completed indoor air quality testing protocols screening for Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC's), Formaldehyde, and total Aldehydes emissions at Air Quality Sciences, Inc. All testing protocols where in accordance with ASTM D5116 and compared to standards developed by GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. Testing results for the application...

2010-11-02 05:18:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent research conducted by The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given salon owners and stylists a reason to exercise caution when performing hair straightening treatments like Brazilian keratin treatments and Brazilian blowouts. Throughout the months of September and October, a number of salons in the Portland, Oregon area submitted samples of Brazilian blowout solutions to Oregon Health and Science University's Center for...

2010-10-13 11:04:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Terradime Modular(TM), a manufacturing and innovation enterprise focused on energy efficient technologies, today held an international product launch to unveil cutting-edge products designed to help people conserve energy and live cleaner, healthier lives. The products were created by alumni from Carnegie Mellon University. The Ecoplex(TM) is the first mass produced modular trailer for use in natural disasters (and many other applications) that does...

2010-09-30 20:14:16

Oregon Health & Science University's Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) is responding to concerns raised by Portland-area hair salons about a product used for hair straightening. CROET has issued two public alerts describing its findings on the possible negative health impacts of this product. The product being tested is called Brazilian Blowout. After receiving two samples from Portland-area salons, CROET asked the Department of Consumer and Business...

2010-09-09 01:03:03

The formaldehyde added to fabrics to keep clothing looking fresh and wrinkle-free is unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers, according to an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Correspondent David J. Hanson notes that manufacturers have added formaldehyde to fabrics for almost a hundred years to make fabrics easier to care for, particularly to reduce wrinkling in cotton and prevent stains. But concern has...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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