BEAUTY & HEALTH
Check Your Bottles Of Polish
Alexandra Sifferlin of TIME.com is reporting that "nail polish manufacturers are under the heat lamp after chemical regulators in California found that many polishes claiming to be free of a “toxic trio” of chemicals actually contained high levels of the toxins.
State investigators from the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) randomly sampled 25 brands of polish, which are commonly used in more than 48,000 nail salons in California. These included several polishes claiming to be free of
three dangerous toxins:
toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde
—all of which have been linked to health problems ranging from asthma to cancer, the DTSC reports.
The DTSC’s testing found that 10 of 12 products claiming to be free of toluene actually contained it, and four of the brands had dangerously high levels. Five of seven products claiming to be “free of the toxic three” included high levels of one or more of the chemicals..."(Sifferlin, April 10, 2012)
Click here, to read DTSC's report!