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A Real Life "Breaking Bad" Beauty Product?

Fun fact: nail polish remover can be used to make meth

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Nail polish remover: It's not just for getting that extra dollop of "Bikini So Teeny" off your cuticle. Like something out of "Breaking Bad," the acetone-filled stuff is now being used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Yes, that's right: Your nail polish remover could be used to make illegal drugs.

Paging Jesse Pinkman.

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CVS is now requiring that anyone who purchases remover at their stores provide ID.

"Because acetone is an ingredient used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, we recently implemented a policy that a valid ID must be presented to purchase acetone-containing products such as nail polish remover," a statement from the company reads. "Our policy also limits the sale of these products in conjunction with other methamphetamine precursors and is based on various regulations requiring retailers to record sales of acetone."

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The announcement comes a day after New York's JFK Airport was shut down thanks to a nerve gas scare. It turns out, the suspected nerve gas was actually -- you guessed it -- nail polish remover. The bottle broke in transit, and allegedly made a few TSA employees sick. It's just nail polish remover, people.

The new CVS restrictions will be implemented across the country in the next few weeks. Which makes us wonder: Will the Walter Whites of the world be shaking down nail salons for their next polish remover hit? [Source]

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