Last week a news story from the NBC station in San Diego broke about how many brands commonly used in salons in California were found to have high levels of many of the toxic chemicals that can be harmful to women. The 25 brands that the Department of Toxic Substance Control picked at random all claimed to be free of harmful chemicals. After testing it was determined that they all contained high levels of toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DPB) and/or formaldehyde. While the Department of Toxic Substance Control said they could not estimate how many people were exposed to the chemicals; it is still alarming that many of these brands claimed to be "Three Free" when they were not.
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