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Wed, Apr 11, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Ugly Side of Beauty: Toxic Chemicals in Nail Polish


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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

Guests:

  • 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.

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