February 19, 2014
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.
June 29, 2012
Advertising itself as “four-free,” Knocked Up Nails contains no toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, or camphor.
February 1, 2011
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.
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?
June 1, 2008
An introduction to common nail polish ingredients.
December 1, 2000
May 1, 1998
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?
June 1, 1996
June 1, 1995
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.
November 16, 1994
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.
Scientific studies have shown that workers can safely work around toluene if it is below certain exposure levels.
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.
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.
March 1, 1994
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.
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