Nail polish can both be used on fingernails and toenails. Often times we visit nail salons to have our nails done perfectly or even plan girls’ night painting our nails while talking over random things.
Little did we know that nail care products contain, in varying amounts, many toxic and potentially hazardous ingredients.
According to researchers, these chemicals such as toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate – nicknamed the ‘toxic trio‘ because of their serious health impacts.
Toluene this creates a smooth finish across the nail and keeps the pigment and the color from separating in the bottle.
But it can affect the central nervous system and cause reproductive harm.
Its major use is as an additive in gasoline.
Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, is used as a nail-hardening agent to increase the polish’s shelf life and disinfectant for nail care tools.
Dibutyl Рhthalate is used as an aroma. Exposire to this chemical may cause you endocrine disorders, gynecological diseases, and diseases of the respiratory tract.
Exposure to nail care products with harmful chemicals can result in a number of health effects, ranging from skin irritations, eye injuries and allergic reactions.
Also, thinking and memory problems, neurological symptoms, nausea, respiratory problems, cancer and uncontrollable muscle contractions to impaired reproductive and development processes.