We might think that we’re picking a safe alternative when choosing non-toxic nail polish but think again. A report released by the Department of Toxic Substances Control states that there are cases with non-toxic nail products that were mislabeled and actually were toxic. This might have harmed thousands of women who work in California nail salons and their costumers.
Of 25 brands randomly investigated, 10 out of 12 products that claimed to be free of harmful toxins were not, and actually four of these were found to contain dangerously high levels. The nail products actually do contain the so-called “toxic trio,” agents that have been linked to birth defects.