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Brazilian Blowout, the frizz-free hair treatment favored by celebs including Jennifer Aniston and popular in salons around the globe, is under fire by America's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its high levels of toxic chemicals. The hair-smoothing solution is found to contain up to 12 percent formaldehyde.

On Wednesday the FDA warned the company that it has until September 12 to comply with directives in reducing its levels of formaldehyde, otherwise the products could be taken off US shelves.

After receiving complaints from customers and stylists about burning eyes, nose, and throat, breathing difficulties, and one report of hair loss associated with use of the product, the government agency Health Canada also conducted tests on the solution, finding dangerously high levels of formaldehyde inside. The agency issued a news release on the risks of the product last year.

Formaldehyde is permitted in cosmetics at less than 0.2% when used as a preservative, and it's a known irritant and sensitizer and is linked to cancer when inhaled chronically over a long period of time.

Experts advise using formaldehyde-free beauty nail polishes and removers. To find out suggested brands, visit the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep website to search a database of beauty products, review ingredient listings, and see safety rankings.

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