Petition to FDA: Get the lead out of consumer hair dyes

first_img By Sheila Kaplan April 12, 2017 Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED WASHINGTON — Back in 1980, when the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of lead acetate in hair dyes, little was known about the way skin absorbs toxic chemicals.The skin — and the scalp in particular — were considered tough barriers to break, and many public health officials believed that even if small amounts of lead got through, or were inhaled, it couldn’t really hurt anyone. What is it? Health Petition to FDA: Get the lead out of consumer hair dyes What’s included? Alissa Ambrose/STAT GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags policySTAT+ Log In | Learn More last_img

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