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 90 Percent of the Over 10,000 Chemicals in Nail Products Haven’t Been Evaluated For Safety

 90 Percent of the Over 10,000 Chemicals in Nail Products Haven’t Been Evaluated For Safety

The Nation

Michelle Chen

May 15, 2015

Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

Under the searing lights of your local nail salon, looks really do kill. New York Times readers may have been stunned to learn last week that their glamorous fingertips may have imprinted their manicurist’s body with scarred windpipes and throbbing headaches. But the source of this toxicity has long hidden in plain sight beneath the veneer of the cosmetics industry.

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