- Formaldehyde. It is used in embalming fluid and can cause cancer.
- Toluene. It’s used in gasoline, affects the nervous system, and can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and eye irritation.
- Dibutyl-pthalate (DBP). It has been linked to reproductive problems.
- Triphenyl phosphate (TPHP). It’s used as a fire retardant and has been linked to disruptions in the endocrine system. A study by researchers at Duke University found measurable TPHP inside the bodies of women just 10-14 hours after they applied nail polish that contained that ingredient. Duke University TPHP Study
If you adore colorful nails, find the safest polish options, and enjoy your beautiful happy toes during the remaining warm days. Summer will slide into autumn soon enough and it will be time to pull your favorite boots out from the back of the closet.
Here’s to making healthy choices and creating a chemical-free life!