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
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.
July 1, 1993
A California court must decide whether toluene in nail polish poses a sufficient health hazard to consumers and nail technicians to require warning labels.
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A substance used to improve adhesion between the artificial nail and natural nail.
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