14 Apr '12, 4pm

New Study: "Nontoxic" Nail Polish Contains Toxic Chemicals

New Study: "Nontoxic" Nail Polish Contains Toxic Chemicals

Think your treating your fingernails to some non-toxic TLC? Think again. The latest controversial news to shake up the beauty industry finds that nail polish commonly used in California salons advertised to be free of the "toxic-trio" actually contain chemicals toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde, the Associated Press reports . Go figure. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) report released Tuesday concluded that "when nail care products claim to be free of unsafe chemicals, despite how the label reads, just the opposite is often true." Use of the "toxic-trio" of chemicals in nail polish is legal if the bottle is labeled properly. What may cause regulators to step in is not that fact that exposure to these chemicals is associated with cancer, birth defects, asthma, and other chronic health conditions, but rather the fact that "false claims may vi...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/organic-beauty/when-nontoxic-me...

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