Every day you applied nail polish to your nails and you are not even aware of it’s danger.
Although there is no woman who does not use nail polish, many will be shocked by the fact that it can be very dangerous to your health.
A group of scientists examined the traces of chemicals in 20 women who were part of their research. The results showed that huge amount of harmful substances were present.
In case you are wondering how these toxins reached the body, the answer is simple – by nail polish.
The final results confirmed that women in her body had traces of triphenyl phosphate only 10 hours after applying this beauty product.
But that’s not all – it has been confirmed that 8 out of 10 brands for nail polish contain exactly this substance, and its presence has not been confirmed in the declaration.
In other words, 20% of nail polishes on the market contain this harmful toxin.
Triphenyl phosphate (TPHP) is associated with numerous health problems, and doctors fear most from its harmful effect on the endocrine system. This chemical can have a negative effect on the metabolism, reproductive health and development of the body.
Nail polishes and other nail products are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, but not at the pre-market stage. That means the FDA does not have to approve formulations before they hit store shelves. Instead, the FDA can enforce the law against products or companies that violate it. The agency acknowledges that there are harmful ingredients in nail polish, but says they are safe when used as directed (i.e. painted, not ingested). But Duke and EWG point out that while human nails are generally not absorbent, certain nail solvents or treatments used before nail polish application may wear down nail material and make it more permeable, allowing the body to absorb the chemicals.
“It was great that the study highlights another endocrine disruptor that can be found in consumer products, but again it really points to the gap in our regulatory system that says we have to go after chemical by chemical,” said Quach. “We’re really trying to get the government to be more accountable in getting these manufacturers to report what’s in there, rather than wait for studies to come out.”
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