California State Regulators Work to Ban Chemical Found in Nail Polish

February 2019

State regulators in California announced Friday plans to ban a chemical found in nail polishes that they say is dangerous.
The solvent, known as toluene, was labeled a “priority product” for regulation in the state, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The state’s plan could require manufacturers to stop including toluene in polishes and other nail products sold in California within four years.

Toluene has been associated with birth defects, miscarriages and organ damage, the newspaper noted.
The chemical is added to create a smooth look and clear colors in the polishes.

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