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Asbestos in hand-held hair dryers

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee for Consumers.

Asbestos in hand-held hair dryers

hearing before the Subcommittee for Consumers of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session ... April 2, 1979

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee for Consumers.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asbestos -- Toxicology,
  • Hairdressing -- Equipment and supplies

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesSerial - Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation ; no. 96-15
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 43 p. :
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14209696M

    Unlike modern hairdryers, the first hand-held version was big, heavy (weighing about 2 lbs), made out of zinc or steel and frequently overheated. Capable of producing only watts of heat, the first hand-held hair dryer was not able to dry hair very quickly and women's . The first hand-held hair dryer was put on the market in Unlike modern hair dryers, the first hand-held hair dryer was big, bulky and frequently overheated. Capable of producing only watts of heat, the first hand-held hair dryer was not able to dry hair very quickly. Bonnet Hair Dryers. Kevin Russ/iStock/Getty Images.   The very first hair dryers were vacuum cleaners adapted for drying hair. Alexandre Godefoy invented the first electric hair dryer in In , the first hand-held blow-dryer limited trips to the salon by making it easy to simply "blow and go".


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Asbestos in hand-held hair dryers by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee for Consumers. Download PDF EPUB FB2

CPSC Lists Hair Dryers With Asbestos By and retailers met with Consumer Product Safety Commission officials yesterday in an effort to identify those hand-held hair dryers which contain. Get this from a library. Asbestos insulation in hand-held hair dryers.

[U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.]. Asbestos Products Today. Asbestos products still pose a threat to human health today despite modern restrictions. Millions of American homes, public buildings, and factories were built with asbestos-containing materials.

Most of these still stand today with their asbestos products intact. Asbestos in hand-held hair dryers book and hand held electric hairdryers used in beauty salons were no exception.

The heating elements in these blow dryers were commonly insulated by asbestos to protect against overheating. Hairdressers using both the hooded and hand held hair dryers that were manufactured may have been exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos.

These (now vintage) hair dryers are incredibly dangerous to use, as they blow asbestos-contaminated air directly into the user’s breathing zone. According toseveral of the tools that hairdressers work with on a daily basis, such as hand-held dryers and hood-style hairdryers, once contained toxic levels of asbestos.

BACKGROUND: ASBESTOS IN HAIRDRYERS. The CPSC regulates hazardous consumer products under The Federal Hazardous Substances Act. Asbestos was used as an insulator in the hood-type and the hand-held blow dryers during the s and early s.

8 Ninety percent of hairdryer manufacturers used asbestos as an insulator during this time (OSHA, See Appendix 1 for full list). Record Level Of Asbestos In Hair Dryer. Sept. 22, Hand‐held dryers previously measured by the institute were emitting from to fibers per cubic centimeter.

“the dryer was putting out asbestos fibers at a higher level than hand-held dryers previously test 'by about a factor of three.' The reading was fibers per cubic meter of air.". Get this from a library.

Asbestos in hand-held hair dryers: hearing before the Subcommittee for Consumers of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session April 2, [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Asbestos was used in some building & household appliances as gasket material, insulating material, or fire-proofing mateiral.

Asbestos might be found in some household appliances such as clothes dryers, hair dryers, irons, toasters, and even refrigerators, though usually that asbestos is. Of the 30 dryers evaluated, 23 were home use hand held appliances, three were table top hooded models, one was a hobby heat gun, and one was a heavy duty commercial salon style dryer.

The airborne asbestos concentrations generated by these dryers ranged from 0 to structures/cubic centimeter and the mass concentrations ranged from 0 to WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17 -- The CPSC and Sunbeam Corporation have agreed that the voluntary measures being taken by Sunbeam with regard to hand-held hair dryers containing asbestos exposed to the air stream Asbestos in hand-held hair dryers book adequate.

The CPSC is concerned that asbestos that may be exposed to the air stream in hand-held hair dryers may present a health hazard. According to EDF, 13 million handheld home hair dryers were sold last year at a cost of $ million. The EDF estimates that 10 million of the 55 million dryers sold since contain asbestos.

As it turns out, these hair dryers were not only puffing coifs, but also hurling asbestos fibers into the indoor environment” The report into Asbestos in hair-dryers didnt cover hand-held devices. And from experience, hand held hair dryers in europe dont contain asbestos anyway, the element is wrapped around a mica former.

Inan investigation by U.S. television station WRC-TV and the Environmental Defense Fund confirmed one more consumer product containing potentially dangerous levels of asbestos:hand-held hair dryers. Hair dryers at the time commonly used asbestos in their heat shield insulation.

This type of use exposed the asbestos to the dryer’s hot. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ap ) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced the recall of more than one-half million hair dryers and styling combs which were manufactured with asbestos.

The recall includes professional hand-held hair dryers sold for use in barber shops and hair salons. A hair dryer, hairdryer or blow dryer is an electromechanical device that blows ambient or hot air over damp hair to speed the evaporation of water to dry the hair.

Blow dryers enable better control over the shape and style of hair, by accelerating and controlling the formation of temporary hydrogen bonds within each strand.

These bonds are powerful (allowing stronger hair shaping than the. “The study noted that the flow rate of hand-held blow dryers was ample to force asbestos fibers into the environment and providing opportunity for fiber inhalation.

Additionally, the degradation of hair-dryer asbestos linings with age was another source of airborne exposure.”. Inan investigation by U.S. television station WRC-TV and the Environmental Defense Fund confirmed one more consumer product containing potentially dangerous levels of asbestos: hand-held hair dryers.

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The 10X features a patented brushless ecodrive system. Dries hair in under 10 minutes because it's 57% more powerful than. The asbestos in hair dryers was especially dangerous. It was a soft, friable material that could easily be released when the hair dryer was in operation.

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"Distance is the Key!" Enjoy all the comfort and convenience of a hair dryer again. Built and tested for safety, this unique dryer with six foot hose allows you to stay far enough away from the motor to reduce electromagnetic exposure to acceptable levels.

(Hand-held hair dryers can generate as much as mG or more at your head and hand. ASBESTOS SCARE LED TO CHALLENGER DISASTER the reason involves hand-held hair dryers. In the s, the Consumer Product Safety Commission decided that asbestos was too dangerous to use in.

(DC) Proliferation of hand-held hair dryers and possible link between some types and asbestos-caused cancer detailed. WRC-TV sampling results with regard to number of hair dryers on market containing asbestos cited. Dryers under suspicion said among those mktd. by Sears, J.C. Penney, Montgomery Ward, General Electric, Hamilton Beach and Conair.

Estimated figures reveal that a total of up to five million asbestos-containing hand-held dryers were in circulation at one particular time. The hairdryers were made by several different brands which included the likes of Remington who were the market leaders with a 90% share of all annual domestic hairdryer sales.

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out of 5 stars 4, #1 Best Seller in Hair Dryers & Accessories/5(K). InConair had a hand-held hair dryer market share of 44 percent and was the U.S. shipment leader for hand-held hair dryers. Read more. Asbestos (pronounced: / æ s ˈ b ɛ s t ə s / or / æ s ˈ b ɛ s t ɒ s /) is a term used to refer to six naturally occurring silicate are composed of long and thin fibrous crystals, each fiber being composed of many microscopic 'fibrils' that can be released into the atmosphere by abrasion and other processes.

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The heating element creates the hot air that dries the wet hair. In most dryers, the heating element is a coiled metal wire. This wire is usually made of a nickel and chromium alloy.

To get the hair dryer to blow the hot ai, a fan is needed. All hair dryers have small fans whose blades spin to. Requirements for Hand‐held Hair Dryers of the Energy Labeling Program, Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs.

During use, the product’s noise emission shall be less than the regulatory limit. Hand-held Hair Dryer for Braun, braun hair dryer I had a white one theinanescribblings: “ It is amazing how timeless a lot of Braun’s designs are. When I saw this I thought this was a “modern" design, not a Modern design from the ” Braun - with inductive motor, it runs noiseless, but with a soft air flow pins.

(HealthDayNews) -- Hand-held hair dryers may be essential beauty tools, but they can also be dangerous. As with any electrical appliance, using them calls for common sense precautions.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends you follow these specific safety rules: Unplug your dryer when it's not in use. Never use one while bathing.CRITIQUE—Consumer product safety: Risk assessment of exposure to asbestos emissions from hand-held hair dryers Murray S.

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