Skip to content
Is Your Nail Polish Toxic?
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
The labels on the nail polish and other products used at salons may be labeled incorrectly. The concern is regarding chemicals that may cause birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have had extended exposure.

See this list to see if your "Toxin-Free" product is really toxin-free.

Are you a mani-pedi regular?
Do you work in a salon? Share your concerns.

Love of beauty is taste. Creation of beauty is art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
JamseL responded:
did not think it is toxic until i see your post, you know that so many girls like doing nail polish every day, if it is toxic why so many people doing this ?But when talking about the chemicals of the nail polish product, i am just afraid it would toxic and destroy our systems. so what about if i get a nail dryer for nail polish? would it help to disperse the chemicals faster and leaving little chance to hurt ourselves?? You know what, i am a big fan of nail polish and i am now considering buying a uspicy 36w nail dryers on AMAZON , I hope it would decrease the toxic chemicals that getting into our body.

Featuring Experts

Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

Helpful Tips

Don't shave your legs before a pedicure!Expert
Shaving the legs before going for a pedicure has been linked to an increase risk of infection from pedicure footbaths. This is because the ... More
Was this Helpful?
10 of 13 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon - Robert Kotler, MD ,FACS

Dr. Robert Kotler gets beneath the surface to discuss selecting a cosmetic surgeon, computer imaging, celebrity makeovers and more...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.