Even the most conscious about their health people can not take into account that the nail polish affects their body. However, recent research has shown that many of the best-selling nail polish in America are much more harmful.
What our survey shows
Scientists recently studied for signs of chemical toxins in 24 women involved in their study.
Scientific have found evidence for the presence of toxins in the body of each of these women. What is the source of these chemicals? Nail polish. The results indicate that 100% of subjects showed signs of triphenyl phosphate and that only 10 hours after the administration of nail polish. This kind of unambiguous result is alarming.
In the last study, the same researchers investigated 10 different nail polish for triphenyl phosphate, and detect chemicals in 8 of them. In two of these nail polishes with a positive result for the presence of chemicals, not identified on the label, which could be against the law. This could mean that up to 20% of the nail polish that we buy in the United States contain hazardous chemicals that are not mentioned as a component.
What is triphenyl phosphate?
One of the main problems is triphenyl phosphate (or tphp) that is known to disrupt the endocrine system of humans – the system that controls all of our hormones. Principal investigator, Dr. Heather Stapleton expressed her concern, saying: “There is increasing evidence to show that TPHP may affect the regulation of hormones, metabolism, reproduction and development”
This is especially harmful to teens girls who regularly use nail polish, because healthy hormonal development is an extremely important part of their growth. But this substance poses a serious health risk for anyone who is exposed. It is also known to affect:
Neurotoxin (with implications for the development)
Endocrine toxin (poison endocrine system)
Sexual toxin (poison reproductive system)
The skin begins to irritant and allergen
Other health threats contained in nail polish
Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a well-cancerous, that dissolves in water and in the air. Exposure to this chemical can also cause symptoms such as irritation of the throat, asthma and breathing. People with chronic illnesses are especially vulnerable to poisoning formaldehyde.
Toluene. This chemical is known to have stopped development in children (and scientists have found traces of that in breast milk!) In addition, it can irritate the skin when it is exposed.
Dibutyl phthalate. Some brands of nail polish replace tphp- with this phthalate, but it is more beneficial to your health. In fact, it leads to the same health risks as toxins upsetting hormones and reproductive system.
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