Nail Polish can be harmful!

United States
May 3, 2009 5:00am CST
http://www.carefair.com/Beauty/Nails/Toxic_Nail_Polish_846.html you can buy some brands of nail polish with out the harmful chemicals but most have them. here are three BAD ingredients in nail polish to look out for! [b] Toluene Toluene is a human reproductive and developmental toxin. It may affect the nervous system with symptoms like tiredness, confusion, weakness, drunken-type actions, and memory loss. It is thought to cause liver damage and skin irritation. In high levels it may affect the kidneys. Toluene has been linked to birth defects in laboratory animals. Formaldehyde Formaldehyde is a carcinogen and a common indoor air pollutant because its resins are used in many construction materials. Formaldehyde has caused cancer in the nose and throats of lab animals. Inhaling the fumes can result in watery eyes, headache, burning in the throat, and labored breathing. Dibutyl Phthalate Phthalates are used to soften plastic, and are known to affect hormone function. Studies have linked phthalates to early puberty in girls and low sperm counts in men. Environmental groups claim phthalate exposure may contribute to the rising number of uterine problems in women and testicular cancer in men. It could also be one of the contributing factors to a rise in infertility in both sexes. Repeated and heavy exposure to dibutyl phthalate may cause nausea and/or vomiting, tearing of the eyes, dizziness, and headache. Long-term exposures may cause damage to kidneys and the liver. Pregnant women must consider that dibutyl phthalate may harm the developing fetus and the male testes. [/b] do you buy nail polish that is safe? i didnt even know that any was bad for you till i watched the doctors and heard horror stories!!
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@mayka123 (13469)
• India
4 May 09
I was always told that nail polish is harmful for us and was never encouraged to use nailpolish from childhood. That may be the reason I am not too fond of it and use it very very occasionally. May be while going out for a party or wedding.
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• United States
5 May 09
when i was younger i would use it but its too big of a bother in my opinion because i was always having to retouch it
• United States
7 May 09
Hello mayka, I have to agree with you, I was not encouraged to use it as a child eaither, but reading more and more harmful things, about nail polish we were never missing much in the begin with.
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• India
11 May 09
I never knew that a nailpolish could be proved so harmful.however i don't use nailpolish very frequently,but now when i've came to know its side-effects,i would use it in extreme-cases(like during my marriage)only.
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• United States
14 May 09
or just make sure you buy the types that dont have those ingredients
• United States
7 May 09
Hello, That is so sad, this is more of a reason, why I stopped using nail polish, all the harmful chemicals, now that explains why nail polish has that horrible smell.
• United States
11 May 09
explains why i always coughed around it since i have asthma that makes me cough at everything that irritates it