Wed, Apr 11, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
The Ugly Side of Beauty: Toxic Chemicals in Nail PolishDownload audio (MP3)
Some nail polishes labeled "non-toxic" still contain high levels of dangerous chemicals, according to a new report by California's Department of Toxic Substances Control. The report raises questions about the reliability of cosmetics labeling. How can health-conscious consumers navigate the world of beauty products? And are the chemicals as harmful as some say?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Doug Schoon, co-chair of the Nail Manufacturer's Council and president of Schoon Scientific, an industry group that represents makers of nail salon products
- Jane Houlihan, senior vice president for research for the Environmental Working Group
- Jeffrey Wong, chief scientist at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.