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Posted by Total Beauty 04/12/12 at 04:09PM

Beauty obsessed women in California beware; a Department of Toxic Substances Control report reveals that select nail polishes "commonly" found in salons that are said to be toxic-free, are anything but.

According to a story from the AP, the new study found mislabeled polishes to contain chemicals that "have the potential to harm thousands of women who work in more than 48,000 nail salons in California and their customers."

The agency says that the false claims violate a law that requires full disclosure of harmful chemicals. Undercover investigators randomly tested 25 brands that claimed to be free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde, sometimes referred to as the "toxic trio" (exposure to which can cause illness).

Among the polishes that were tested and subsequently deemed "mislabeled" were: Sation 99 basecoat, Sation 53 red-pink nail color, Dare to Wear nail lacquer, Chelsea 650 Baby's Breath Nail Lacquer, New York Summer Nail Color, Paris Spicy 298 nail lacquer, Sunshine nail lacquer, Cacie Light Free Gel Basecoat, Cacie Sun Protection Topcoat, Golden Girl Topcoat, Nail Art Top-N-Seal and High Gloss Topcoat.
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  • Posted by tinkerbella26 on 06/04/13 at 11:11pm

    natural is the best way to go

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  • Posted by jessicaviolett on 05/31/13 at 06:06pm


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  • Posted by davia_gorman on 04/20/12 at 07:49am

    This is absolutely crazy there is no such thing as mislabeled when it comes to toxic contents! This article makes me so sick to my stomach (I lived in So Cal for 12 yrs) I do not want to think about the many mani-pedi's I have gotten and not even thought about it! This is why it is SO IMPORTANT for us LADIES to PAY ATTENTION to the brands of polish that you are using! Your health and seriously your reproductive health can be put at serious risk! I personally am a fan of JULEP! I have been a subscriber and I know and trust the brand and I can without a doubt not have to worry about any mislabelings!

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