WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a revised hazard alert to hair salon owners and workers about potential formaldehyde exposure from working with certain hair smoothing and straightening products. The revised alert was prompted by the results of agency investigations, a warning letter issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and factually incorrect information recently sent to salons by a company that manufactures hair products. OSHA's updated alert can be viewed at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/formaldehyde/hazard_alert.html.
What is wrong with the TSA? First it was patting down toddlers and feeling up grandmothers in diapers, but now its agents are searching black women's hair.
Really, TSA? As a black woman I can tell you right now that there is no way we are going to hide explosives in our hair. It would totally ruin the style and we are not having any of that. (On the other hand, who ever thought someone would put a bomb in their underwear. Pause. Discuss.)