It’s all about the nosebleeds caused from formaldehyde exposure.
In the Barnett Shale we have enormous levels of formaldehyde coming from natural gas development activities. In fact, the levels of formaldehyde in the Barnett Shale are the highest measured anywhere on the planet except in Brazil. In the Barnett Shale we also have reports of frequent nosebleeds
In Brazil, you can get super straight, silky hair and a nosebleed with what’s called a Brazilian Blowout.
A stylist complained of chest pains, a sore throat and a nosebleed after using the Brazilian Blowout Solution.
Exposure to formaldehyde can cause a slew of respiratory problems, including chest pain, cough and shortness of breath. It can irritate eyes and mouth and long-term exposure can result in asthma. It is classified as a probable human carcinogen and mutagen.
It’s all about the nosebleeds and the formaldehyde. That’s how the Barnett Shale is like a Brazilian Blowout.
Here is how the Barnett Shale is not like a Brazilian Blowout: People are actually taking action to have formaldehyde removed from hair products.
Sign this petition urging your Representative to push forward the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010. Because we obviously can’t trust the product makers to keep their claims straight.
NOTE: Formaldehyde is a byproduct of combustion but it’s also caused by methane degrading in the atmosphere like this:
If you think about all those fugitive emissions we have going on in the Barnett Shale, we should all have some silky straight hair. Try to ignore the nosebleeds.