The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun conducting a national survey of hair fiber manufacturers to find out how much consumers spend on fiber products.
According to the U.K.-based company which runs the survey, fiber makers are spending $9.7 billion on hair fiber over the past five years.
The survey will provide the FTC with data on the costs of fiber and its effects on human health and the environment.
In a statement to FourFourSeconds.com, the company said it “does not endorse or recommend products or services associated with hair fiber.”
“The survey is being conducted by the Consumer Product Safeguards Board of the U,K.
and the results will be reported to the EU Commission and relevant governments in a future publication.”
The study was funded by the U of T and the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, the agency said.
As the survey has been running for three years, the FTC expects to see the results in mid-December.
In that time, the industry will be allowed to submit responses to the survey.