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Researchers have found out that nail polishes contain many chemicals that can lead to cancer!

Researchers have found out that nail polishes contain many chemicals that can lead to cancer!

Having perfect nails is a must for many a woman these days, whether it’s a long-lasting Shellac polish or a French manicure. But a scientist has claimed that chemicals in such products can have a serious effect on our health. Dr Thu Quach, of Stanford University and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, says exposure to these components can lead to issues ranging from cancer to fertility problems. “Nail care products contain, in varying amounts, many toxic and potentially hazardous ingredients,” she wrote in The Conversation. “Chemical ingredients in them range from cancer-causing compounds such as formaldehyde to others that disrupt hormones.” Dr Quach also said that researchers have identified toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate – nicknamed the 'toxic trio' because of their serious health impacts – as three chemicals of high concern. Toluene is what give...

Full article: http://www.herworldplus.com/beauty/updates/nail-varnish-c...

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