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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  

Mama Mia! It’s Maternity-Safe Nail Polish

June 29, 2012  | Article

Advertising itself as “four-free,” Knocked Up Nails contains no toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, or camphor.

Keywords: dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde-free products   pregnant clients   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  

Polish College: The Basics

June 1, 2008  | Article

An introduction to common nail polish ingredients.

Keywords: dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   ingredients   pigments   polish   toluene  

NMC Influences Proposition 65 Ruling

December 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: proposition 65   toluene  

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  

Annual Toluene Warning Mailed By NMC In March

June 1, 1996  | Article

Keywords: legislation   proposition 65   toluene  

Toluene Exposure Warning Signs Mailed to California Technicians

June 1, 1995  | Article

California nail technicians recently receive a letter from a group of professional nail polish manufacturers describing what toluene, a solvent use in nail polish, is and what health effects it can have if user is overexposed.

Keywords: California state regulations   proposition 65   toluene  

Toluene Exposure Warning Signs Go Up in California

November 16, 1994  | Article

More than 30,000 California salons have received warning signs for employees on toluene exposure under a directive from the state attorney general’s office.

Keywords: California   California state regulations   proposition 65   toluene  

The Truth About Toluene

November 16, 1994  | Article

Scientific studies have shown that workers can safely work around toluene if it is below certain exposure levels.

Keywords: proposition 65   toluene  

Editor's note: Work Safe, Not Scared

July 1, 1994  | Article

Keywords: healthy working   toluene   working while pregnant  

The Truth About Toluene

July 1, 1994  | Article

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.

Keywords: toluene  

Polish Manufacturers Mail Letter and Warning Sign to California Salons

May 1, 1994  | Article

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.

Keywords: proposition 65   toluene  

NMC Presents a United Front for Toluene Lawsuit in California

March 1, 1994  | Article

The challenge  was a lawsuit brought by the consumer action group As You Sow against companies that use the solvent toluene in their nail polish.

Keywords: California state regulations   Myriam Clifford   Nail Manufacturers Council   proposition 65   Sunny Stinchcombe  
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