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?


Jane Houlihan, senior vice president for research for the Environmental Working Group

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

Jeffrey Wong, chief scientist at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.