As an extension of fashion, nail polish has been for many years been considered a simple yet wanted addition to an ensemble. Colors are carefully chosen to match outfits, personalities and functions, but have the health risks of this accessory ever been truly explored or even considered?
- Some of the chemicals used in nail polish have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems, and birth defects in animals.
- Even more concerning are the effects of such chemicals on young children, teenagers and pregnant women.
- Clinical research new found evidence of chemicals in women’s urine increased sharply after they applied the nail polish.
- Some nail polish products claimed to be non-toxic, but still contained the toxic chemicals.
Does this mean that this has to be the end of fashionable naills?
NO, it just means we need to be aware of not only what we put in our bodies but also on it. There are alternatives for those wanting to take the more cautious approach.
Pacifica nail polish is long lasting and void of many chemicals that one would find in traditional nail polish.
“I personally discontinued wearing nail polish for the reason of the known chemicals in traditional nail polish. After learning and trying the Pacifica brand of nail polish, I am totally please with the fast drying and long wear!” - Janine Favreau
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