Nail Polish Brands Contain Chemical That Could Mess With Your Hormones

"It may leach through your nails and into your bloodstream, a new study finds. "

"Want some toxins with that mani-pedi?

A new study by researchers at Duke University and the Environmental Working Group found that a common nail polish chemical and suspected endocrine disruptor called TPHP is leaching into the bodies of polish-wearers.

TPHP, also known as TPP, is commonly used as a fire retardant in furniture and a hardener in plastic goods. According to the authors, research suggests that the chemical causes changes in hormone regulation, metabolism, and reproductive systems."

Julia Lurie reports for Mother Jones October 19, 2015.

Source: Mother Jones, 10/21/2015