California’s Department of Toxic Substances has revealed that a variety of nail polishes contain high levels of hazardous chemicals despite product labels claiming otherwise. These chemicals, dibutyl phthalate and toluene, have been linked to birth defects, asthma and other chronic health conditions.
Labels shouldn’t lie and whether you’re a nail salon worker or taking your daughter out for a mani-pedi, you should be able to trust that the products you’re using are safe.
This is yet another example of industry self-regulation gone wrong—tell Congress it’s time to fix our broken cosmetics laws now! Using the form below, write to Rep. Fred Upton, Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Joe Pitts, Chair of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, and ask them to create the strongest, most consumer-focused and health protective cosmetics legislation possible.