toluene


A colorless flammable liquid used as a solvent in nail polish.

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Required Reading

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

October 1, 2009

We’ve all heard of them by now. The big three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (aka DBP). But what exactly are these chemicals and why have they been systematically eliminated from cosmetics?

Polish College: The Basics

June 1, 2008

An introduction to common nail polish ingredients.

NMC Influences Proposition 65 Ruling

December 1, 2000

The Truth About Toluene

July 1, 1994

Despite years of legal wrangling and the instigation of new scientific studies, the safety risk of toluene is not yet clear. NAILS talks to the parties involved in the lawsuit about this important industry issue.

Polish Manufacturers Mail Letter and Warning Sign to California Salons

May 1, 1994

In a partial victory for professional polish manufacturers, the California State Attorney General’s office ruled in late February that professional polish manufacturers are not required by California’s Proposition 65 to warn retail consumers and salon customers that nail polish contains toluene.

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