As a result of Government regulators finding formaldehyde in the formulas of several of keragreen‘s competitors, Organic Salon Systems worked with Lord Beauty Design to engage the services of four (4) independent national laboratories to conduct sample formaldehyde tests on Keragreen to determine if formaldehyde was present in the product. The results of the lab tests, along with the certifications, are found below.
To select the best labs to conduct the tests, several criterial was used.
- The labs had to be national labs with capabilities, equipment, and expertise to conduct formaldehyde tests using the most contemporary and generally acceptable techniques.
- The labs had to be United States Food and Drug Administration listed for testing foods, drugs and cosmetics; be United States Drug Enforcement Administration licensed for drug testing.
- The labs had to have the following certifications:
- Certified Analyses (USP, ACSI) for Pharmaceutical Products
- Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) for Specific Compliance Statements
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) licensed.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certification/listed.
- ISO 9001-2000.
All of the selected labs met most if not all of the above criteria.
Conclusion: Lab results indicated less than one one-hundredth of one percent formaldehyde was present in the Keragreen samples tested. OSHA sets forth a standard for maximum allowed exposure of workers to airborne formaldehyde over an 8 hour period of 0.75 ppm with a peak exposure of 2 ppm for a 15 minute period. This product shows only trace levels of formaldehyde and is well below the OSHA maximum standard. KeraGreen keratin Treatment contains about 1/842th the amount of formaldehyde found in an average banana therefore it would take 842 KeraGreen Treatments to equal the amount of formaldehyde in one banana. KeraGreen has 30 times less formaldehyde than average indoor air which measures at 0.1 ppm – 0.3 ppm.