Endocrine Disruptor In Nail Polishes Gets Into Women’s Bodies

October 19, 2015

Nailed: Recommendations

  1. If you use nail polish, read the label. If the label says triphenyl phosphate, TPHP, dibutyl phthalate or DBP, don’t buy it. Use EWG’s Skin Deep database to find products without these ingredients.
  2. Nail polish marketed especially to children may be formulated differently from adult polish. But parents should check labels. Youngsters should not use adult nail polish containing triphenyl phosphate or its synonyms – TPHP and TPP. 
  3. If you are shopping for new furniture, check with the store or manufacturer to find out if your prospective purchases contain fire retardants. TPHP isn’t the only fire retardant that may cause health problems. Choose products free of fire retardants.
  4. Americans need chemical policy reform. Congress should enact legislation to update federal chemical and cosmetics law with a safety standard that requires a chemical to present “reasonable certainty of no harm.”