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IN Lifestyle ON 25 May, 2016
Nail polish has turned out to be a regular beauty treatment for women but less we know the side effects of it. Technically, do we even know the content and chemicals used to make nail polish? Probably not!
When we go to beauty stores to purchase nail polishes, we focus on which color would look best on us instead of which chemicals are used in order to prepare it. Studies show that nail polish can cause harm to the body after hours of application.
Don't believe me? Read further.
In a recent study, many tested nail polish brands were found to be harmful to our bodies.
It was found that most women tested positive for the toxin known as Triphenyl Phosphate.
The common brands of nail polish don't mention this harmful chemical on the list of ingredients on the back label of the nail polish bottle.
The major concern is that when this chemical enters the human body, it can alter the functioning of various systems.
It mainly targets the functioning of the brain and nervous system along with the gastro-intestinal system. Other than that, it controls the endocrine system causing disturbances in hormones.
Neuro-toxins can directly have an impact on the brain, meninges or the spinal cord. In turn, it would affect your nervous system.
Carcinogenic substances encourage the development of cancer cells in the body.
Toluene directly enters the breast milk of a lactating mother and can have an affect on the development of the infant.
When tested, high levels of toxins were found to be in the woman at about 10 hours after application of the nail polish.
The main symptom could be a sore throat after 10 hours or maybe even a skin rash or irritation.
Keep yourself aware and let your friends and relatives know about the harmful effects of nail polish.