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Hair Straightening and Smoother Products Causing Cancer?

Most hair smoothing or straightening products release formaldehyde gas, a known human carcinogen as classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, into the air during the hair straightening or smoothing process.

What is the Issue?

Most hair smoothing or straightening products release formaldehyde gas, a known human carcinogen as classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, into the air during the hair straightening or smoothing process. When formaldehyde is released into the air and is present in the air at levels exceeding 0.1 ppm, it can cause serious irritation of your eyes, nose, and lungs. It can also cause skin sensitivity or allergic dermatitis. Formaldehyde exposure can cause both short- and long-term effects that may impact your health.

What's Covered?

Hairloss and Cancer Being Reviewed By Our Lawyers

If you decide that you want to make your hair less frizzy or straighter, you may choose to go to a professional stylist at a hair salon for a hair straightening or smoothing service. Your stylist usually applies a hair straightening or smoothing solution to your hair and follows it with a heat processing step—typically performed with a flat iron device that seals the solution into the strands of the hair. When the solution is heated, the formaldehyde in the product is released into the air as a gas. If the salon is not properly ventilated, you, your stylist, and others in the salon are at risk of inhaling the released formaldehyde.

If the product is being used in your home the results can be even more dangerous and effect you and your loved ones.

How Could Exposure Happen?

Why Should I Reach Out?

The cost of treating and living with hair loss or cancer can be more than anyone is prepared to deal with. When you decide to participate in a lawsuit you could be compensated for your injury, your medical bills, and present and future lost wages.

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Unreasonably Dangerous Even For Licensed Workers?

Formaldehyde is no joke and can be dangerous for anyone, especially someone working with it dayin/dayout. Stylist usually apply hair straightening or smoothing solution to hair and follow it with a heat processing step. When the solution is heated, the formaldehyde in the product is released into the air as a gas. 

If you or a loved one have experienced side effects from using Hair Straightening and Smoother Products reach out to a lawyer with Dyer, Garofalo, Mann, and Schultz about joining a mass tort.