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New study suggests that reformulated nail polishes are not necessarily safer

Many people have turned to non-toxic nail polish as a safer way to get their nails done, but new research has shown that the replacement chemicals used in so-called “3-free” polishes aren’t actually any better for your health. As is so often the case, it turns out that the nail polish industry has simply exchanged one toxin for another.  Consumers have grown more interested in the ingredients that go into their favorite cosmetic products over the years. And as awareness of the toxic compounds that go into beauty products (nail polishes and so on) spreads, the industry has responded with promises of products that are free of dangerous chemicals, such as 3-free nail polish. Three-free nail polish is free of the “toxic trio,” dibutyl phthalate (DnBP), toluene, and formaldehyde.  Read more...

 

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