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.
November 20, 2012
A colorless flammable liquid used as a solvent in nail polish.
June 29, 2012
Advertising itself as “four-free,” Knocked Up Nails contains no toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, or camphor.
May 25, 2012
The term “toxic trio” refers to dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, and formaldehyde.
December 30, 2011
Free of toluene, formaldehyde, and DPBs
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
December 1, 1997
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.
May 1, 1995
As you might expect, price was not the determining factor in quality.
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.
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