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The Washington Post Nat’l: California Finds Dangerous Chemicals In Nail Polishes Advertised as Non-Toxic
April 11, 2012, 1:57 pm
Filed under: News

SAN FRANCISCO — Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called “toxic trio” of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, state regulators said Tuesday.

A Department of Toxic Substances Control report determined that the mislabeled nail products have the potential to harm thousands of workers in more than 48,000 nail salons in California, and their customers.

( Jeff Chiu / Associated Press ) – Loann Tran, co-owner of Happy Nails in Salinas, Calif., holds up a bottle of nail polish that was tested and found to contain toluene and formaldehyde, despite being labeled as free of those toxic chemicals, after a news conference at the Laney College School of Cosmetology in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called ìtoxic trioî of chemicals actually have high levels of agents known to cause birth defects,according to state chemical regulators.

The use of the three chemicals in nail products is legal if properly labeled. But agency officials said the false claims may violate a state law that requires disclosure of harmful chemicals in consumer products. The state attorney general could decide whether the companies will face legal action, which can include fines and an order to attach warning labels.

Read further at http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/apnewsbreak-calif-finds-dangerous-chemicals-in-nail-polishes-that-advertise-as-non-toxic/2012/04/10/gIQAPYRY7S_story.html

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