Group sues FDA over formaldehyde in hair-straightening products

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According to CNN a Public health group has sued the FDA - For failure to respond to the danger posed to female consumers... Discovering the dangers of these type of product was the catalyst for Natural Kerr Haircare... We Love Natural!

CNN)Your straight hair may be harming both you and your stylist, yet the Food and Drug Administration has turned a blind eye, says the Environmental Working Group.

The nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting public health filed a lawsuit Wednesday charging the FDA with a failure to respond to the danger posed by hair-straightening treatments that contain formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.

    "This is what's called an unreasonable delay suit," said Scott Faber, the group's senior vice president of government affairs. The FDA is "legally bound to respond within a year" of a request, he said. The agency has not done so, and now, "the petitioner can make the argument of undue delay, and that's what we're doing here."

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