The Dangers of Nail Polish & Choosing Safe Products

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Few people know that most Nail Polish brands contain the toxins toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde all known to have adverse health effects as well as being damaging to your nails.

According to a new study by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) in California, numerous nail care products sampled in the San Francisco Bay Area make toxin-free claims that aren’t supported by laboratory testing. DTSC examined 25 products (mostly nail color or lacquer but also some top coat, base coat, thinner, nail art, and a top coat-base coat combination) in May 2011, and were looking for the so-called toxic trio—dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. These toxins have been linked to various health problems, especially of concern with salon workers. Dibutyl phthalate and toluene are toxins that may cause birth defects, and formaldehyde is a carcinogen.

There are several safe brands that do not contain the 'Toxic Trio' , including Jessica which we stock in our store and also Opi, Butter London, Priti NYC.

We recommend that once you have chosen a nail product you know is safe take it to salon when you have a manicure/pedicure.

We researched which Nail Polish brands to stock in our beauty salon and Jessica seems to be the best.  You'll find more information about Jessica Products in our listings.  Visit our Ebay Shop - Charlottes Island Secrets

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