Health - Topic : formaldehyde

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Something to Talk About: Three-Free Polishes

February 19, 2014  | Article

Clients gather information from a wide range of sources, and it’s likely at some point they’ll want to know the polish you use is “three-free.” Build trust by recognizing — and relieving — their concerns.

Keywords: dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   formaldehyde-free products   Something to Talk About   toluene  

San Francisco Passes Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Ordinance

February 1, 2011  | News

In October, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee passed the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance at the urging of advocacy groups California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Environment California, and Asian Law Caucus.

Keywords: California   California state regulations   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   toluene  

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

October 1, 2009  | Article

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?

Keywords: chemicals   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   ingredients   toluene  

The Nail Doctor

September 1, 1999  | Article

The Nail Doctor on allergic reactions to formaldehyde, treating fungal infections, and curing psoriasis. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   formaldehyde   fungus   fungus treatments   onycholysis  

The Lab Reports Panel Answers Your Technical Questions

May 1, 1998  | Article

First question is: Is it okay to clean your brush in acetone instead of monomer, or soak it in acetone if build-up is present?

Keywords: brush care   formaldehyde   fungus   The Help Desk   toluene  

Should You Switch to Formaldehyde-Free Nail Products?

January 1, 1993  | Article

Several years ago nail technicians expressed concern about the use of formaldehyde in nail polish and nail treatments because it is a know skin irritant and some people are allergic to it. However, I suspect that less than 1/10,000 of human exposure to formaldehyde comes from nail products.

Keywords: allergic reactions   formaldehyde   formaldehyde-free products   The Nail Doctor  

Ask the Nail Doctor: Nail Separation

May 16, 1992  | Article

The nail is an amazing structure, and a healthy nail is too hard and too dry for bacteria to invade.

Keywords: formaldehyde   nail separation   psoriasis   The Nail Doctor  

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