After researching and trying safer nail polish, I thought I would share what I have learned.
Should I be concerned?
In case you’re wondering if this really matters, yes it does. Check out this New York Times article about nail salon workers developing illness due to their work environment. You know how bad nail salons smell. It is not good for us.
A growing body of medical research shows a link between the chemicals that make nail and beauty products useful … and serious health problems.
They come in usually with breathing problems, some symptoms similar to an allergy, and also asthma symptoms — they cannot breathe. Judging from the symptoms with these women, it seems that they are either smokers, secondhand smokers or asthma patients, but they are none of the above. They work for nail salons.
The good news is that there are a growing number of companies that do care and are drastically limiting or eliminating the most harmful chemicals from products.