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They may be pretty, but they also may be dangerous. The latest trend in beauty: eyelash extensions, could cause health issues.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

A new report suggests the big beauty trend of eyelash extensions could be dangerous.

The process involves gluing synthetic fibers to natural lashes. But Consumer Reports says the adhesives are formaldehyde-based, and can cause allergic reactions.

Extensions can also irritate the cornea, and put women at risk for bacterial and fungal infection.

The College of Optometrists in England warn the fad may result in damaging the hair follicle, leaving no natural lashes at all.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

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