The findings were released today. State investigators randomly sampled 25 brands of polish, which are commonly used nail salons across the country.
These included several polishes claiming to be free of three dangerous chemicals that have been linked to health problems ranging from asthma to cancer and birth defects.
"We didn't know what we would find. When we were asked, 'can you support these products that were greener' we said yes, if we know what they are. And so we asked the question 'how do we know' and we didn't have good data. So when we did do the sampling and the analysis we were surprised to see the extent of the inconsistency there," said Karl Palmer of the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
The report concluded that exposure to the chemicals is a health hazard to nail salon workers and their customers.
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