Nail Polishes Branded As ‘Non-Toxic’ Still Contain Harmful Ingredients
Some Nail Polishes Omit Harmful Ingredients From Labels:
The three main toxic chemicals formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and tolulene known as ‘toxic trio’ have been on the nail polish ingredient list for years before they were ditched by many nail polish brands. The companies that produce lacquers proudly offer a toxic trio-free nail polishes but as the Department of Toxic Substances Control test showed not all the brands have actually gotten rid of those. They just omitted the dangerous ingredients from the labels.
It is reported that nail polishes found in 48,000 California salons are potentially dangerous especially for mothers-to-be as the ‘toxic trio’ is linked to birth defects amongst other dangers. 25 brands have been randomly chosen for test by DTSC. They found that 10 of 12 products that were branded as tolulene-free actually contained the dangerous ingredient. The four of those products contained the dangerous levels of it. The 5 out of 7 products that were branded as toxic three-free actually contained one or more of these ingredients.
Daily Mail names the brands that used one or more ingredients out of the toxic trio but haven’t listed them on the labels are Dare to Wear, Station, Golden Girl, New York Summer, Chelsea, High Gloss,and Cacie. The tested mislabeled products are:
Sation 99 basecoat, Sation 53 red-pink nail color, Dare to Wear nail lacquer, Chelsea 650 Baby’s Breath Nail Lacquer, New York Summer Nail Color, Paris Spicy 298 nail lacquer, Sunshine nail lacquer, Cacie Light Free Gel Basecoat, Cacie Sun Protection Topcoat, Golden Girl Topcoat, Nail Art Top-N-Seal and High Gloss Topcoat.
The ‘toxic three’ or ‘toxic trio’ is not only dangerous to the wearer but also the nail technicians who are being constantly exposed to the harmful chemicals through working with products that contain them. Inhaling the dangerous chemicals can lead to chronic health illnesses like asthma as well as developmental problems.
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