You’ve seen the headlines. You try to scroll away, but you’ve seen those claims and the damage cannot be undone. You now know that the nail polishes you’ve been hoarding for years (Like seriously, when will you ever use lime green nail polish in 2015?) are no good. Not only are they no good in the sense that they’re most likely hard as a rock and you have to pour 27 tablespoons of polish remover into them to make them a liquid again, but they are also harmful to your health in many ways.
A new study by researchers at EWG and Duke University finds that eight out of ten tested nail polishes contained an endocrine disruptor called triphenyl phopshte, or TPHP. TPHP might disrupt hormones in humans, and in animal studies has upset reproductive and development processes.
Researchers tested the urine of 26 women volunteers before and after they applied nail polish. They were looking for DPHP, a different chemical created by the body when it metabolizes TPHP. They detected much higher levels of DPHP after the polish was applied. Polishes that list this harmful chemical as an ingredient include popular brands such as Essie, (No!) Sally Henson, (Ugh.) and OPI. (Why?!)
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