- By WA
In many career environments and social circles, nail polish is seen as an essential part of proper hygiene and presentation. But this social expectation has serious health effects.
A recent study, conducted by group of experts at the Duke University and the Environmental Working Group and published in Environment International, has discovered that chemicals in nail polish can enter the bloodstream in noticeable amounts within as little as two hours of application.
You should know that this study examined the urine samples of 24 women for diphenyl phosphate or DPHP, which forms when the body metabolizes TPHP, a chemical toxin found in nearly every person on earth. Within 10-14 hours of nail polish application, serum levels of DPHP had increased by nearly sevenfold.
The experts said that these chemicals can contribute towards infertility, hormone-related cancers like breast and ovarian cancer, prostate conditions, thyroid disorders, neurological issues, diabetes, and even obesity.