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    Default Chemicals in Nail Polish Linked to Cancer, Autoimmunity, Obesity & Hormone Disruption

    Ali Le Vere
    June 26th 2019

    The popularity of mani-pedi culture endangers consumers, salon and spa workers, and manicurists alike via exposure to toxic chemicals with well-defined health consequences

    It's no secret that our skin is our largest absorptive organ, and that what we apply topically penetrates its way into our systemic circulation, pervading our every tissue. Our skin is, after all, even at its thickest points, only a few millimeters thick. Although most are aware of the detriment posed by the chemicals in personal care products applied to the skin, which shimmy their way into our cells, tissues, and organs, fingernail polish is oftentimes overlooked, as the nails are perceived as sturdier structures less permeable to chemical agents. However, the capillary bed in the cuticle surrounding the nail, in tandem with solvents that render the nails more absorbent, may lead to increased absorption of the cocktail of chemicals in nail polish which elicit tangible effects upon our physiology.

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    I've noticed some nail salon employees wearing face masks to keep from inhaling the dozens of harmful chemicals in nail polish, nail polish remover, etc. How unfortunate that nail salon workers must inhale and work directly with these unhealthy chemicals day in and day out.

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    I have a friend in a faraway country that will go unnamed. I have visited her there. She is an ordinary office worker, actually a translator. I could not believe this, but she has a manicurist come to her house to shape and paint her fingernails. That is definitely some kind of first world elitism. Other than that, she appears to be a normal, nice lady.
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