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2011-06-24 12:51:39

Japanese royal fern tops list for formaldehyde removal effectiveness Formaldehyde is a major contaminant of indoor air, originating from particle board, carpet, window coverings, paper products, tobacco smoke, and other sources. Indoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde can contribute to allergies, asthma, headaches, and a condition known as ''sick building syndrome". The concern is widespread; a 2002 report from the World Health Organization estimated that undesirable...

2011-06-14 08:37:00

LANCASTER, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong World Industries (NYSE: AWI), the country's largest manufacturer of acoustical ceilings, has introduced AirGuard(TM), the first coating for ceiling tiles that actively removes formaldehyde and other aldehydes in indoor air. Initially available on Armstrong Ultima® ceiling panels, the breakthrough, patent-pending coating technology for improving indoor air quality converts naturally occurring and man-made...

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2011-06-12 07:10:07

The US Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) and National Toxicology Program's (NTP) official "Report on Carcinogens" had an additional eight commonly used substances added to it, after health officials said they may put people at an increased risk of developing cancer. HHS on Friday added the industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical substance known as aristolochic acids to that list. Two other compounds, including certain glass wool fibers and styrene -- used in Styrofoam...

2011-06-10 15:59:00

Department Ignores White House Commitment to Science-based Decisions WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Toxicology Program (NTP) today released the 12th Report on Carcinogens (12th RoC). The following statement can be attributed to Cal Dooley, President and CEO, American Chemistry Council. "We are extremely concerned that politics may have hijacked the scientific process and believe this report by HHS is...

2011-06-09 00:00:30

Boca Raton, Fla. hair salon shares the positive results of recent proactive environmental testing Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 The greenroom, one of the premiere salons in South Florida, has always maintained a dedicated commitment to delivering the ultimate service and care to their clients. In addition to creating fabulous styles, hair treatments and hair color, the greenroom has considered it of equal importance to ensure a safe environment while visiting the salon. It is for...

2011-06-02 00:00:30

Nouvelle, Inc. has a long tradition of ensuring its plastic surgery compression products are free from formaldehyde, a dangerous chemical known to have many adverse health effects. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Nouvelle, Inc. has a long-standing commitment to ensuring its USA-made post-surgical garments are latex and formaldehyde-free. The company has a history of shunning cheaper, mass-produced fabrics in favor of safer products it has carefully scrutinized and deemed free of...

2011-04-13 18:51:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal OSHA yesterday released a hazard alert to hair salon owners and workers nationwide about potential formaldehyde exposure when using hair smoothing products. OSHA regulates formaldehyde as a cancer causing substance, and formaldehyde is listed as a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer (Prop 65 List). Formaldehyde also irritates the skin, eyes, throat and respiratory system, and can cause asthma and skin...

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...