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Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette Vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest. The research does not prove a health risk — it involved limited testing on just one brand of e-cigarettes and was done in test tubes, not people. It also does not mean e-cigarettes are better or worse than regular ones; tobacco smoke contains dozens of things that can cause cancer.

01/21/2015

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Home Air Quality: Are Americans Suffocating Themselves?

The EPA now considers poor indoor air quality to be a top risk to public health.

06/10/2013

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3 Treatments, 3 Salons: The Best Brazilian Blowout Value?

Straight, sleek, shiny. That’s the promise of a Brazilian Blowout. Trouble is: Some straightening treatments contain formaldehyde.

05/03/2011

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Health Warning About Hair-Smoothing Products

The Minnesota Department of Health is out with a warning about unhealthy hair products. It involves certain hair-smoothing products used in treatments like Brazilian Blowouts.

04/20/2011

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