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Toxins Found in Nail Polish

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Apr 12, 2012 in Defective Products

California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) randomly tested 25 brands of nail polish that are used in California nail salons. The DTSC was checking to see if the products contained the toxic trio of chemicals: toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde. The toxic trio has been linked to several health conditions including asthma, birth defects and cancer. According to, several of the polishes tested contained one or more of the toxic chemicals, even though some of the products claimed to be toxic-free.

The DTSC believes that exposure to these chemicals could cause a health hazard to customers and nail salon workers. Currently, there are 120,000 nail salon workers in California. It is not illegal to have these chemicals in consumer products. However, California law requires manufacturers to disclose all chemicals in consumer products. The nail polish companies could face legal action for not properly disclosing the chemicals in the products.

If you or a loved one has become sick from using a toxic product, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a personal injury attorney at Phillips Law Group to discuss you legal options. The staff and attorneys at Phillips Law Group have the knowledge and resources to handle your claim. To receive a free case review, fill out the form on this page.

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