Nail Polish Chemicals: The Toxic Trio

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The Allergy Consumer Report recently covered the topic of toxic ingredients in nail polish in the series, Toxic Indoor Air in Nail Salons, Parts One and Two.

The Huffington Post, in their Green section, also recently touched specifically on the ‘toxic trio’ in How Toxic is Your Nail Polish Really?.

The toxic trio comprises three extremely toxic chemicals that, until recently, were found in almost all nail polishes: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate, or DBP. As the article describes:

‘Formaldehyde’

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