Nail Polish May Have Worse Effects On Your Body Than You Have Ever Considered
Recently, a study was conducted on a variety or top nail polish brands and the results were startling. Even if you are the most health-conscious person, you may not have considered all of the possible health risks associated with using nail polish. But researchers say that the chemicals in many of these products are dangerous and the findings were pretty disturbing.
A whole host of chemicals and toxins can be found in many major brands of nail polishes. Chemicals like triphenyl phosphate, Formaldehyde, Toluene, and Dibutyl Phthalate, are all ingredients that are included in the product. The effects of these toxins which showed up in the test results of the studies subjects, only 10 hours after their first application. “100% of the studies participants showed signs” of the chemicals in their bodies after using the polishes.
Triphenyl phosphate is a toxin known to disrupt the bodies hormonal controls and can do irreversible damage to the reproductive system. Formaldehyde, which is a widely known carcinogen and is what gives nail polish it’s harsh chemical smell. It has been known to cause cancer, asthma, as well as a host of other respiratory diseases.
Among the most at-risk group for these toxins were young girls whose hormonal levels were still developing and who used nail polishes on a regular basis.
But not to worry, if you can’t live without you nail polishes there are some natural nail polish alternatives that do not include all the harmful chemicals. Brands like Honeybee Gardens, Acquarella, SpaRitual, and Peacekeeper Cause-Metics.