Investigators from California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) randomly tested 25 brands of nail polish that are used frequently in California nail salons. The DTSC was checking to see if the products contained the “toxic trio” of chemicals: toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde. The toxic trio has been linked to several health conditions including asthma, birth defects and cancer. According to Time Magazine, several of the polishes tested contained one or more of the toxic chemicals, even though some of the products claimed to be toxic- free.
The DTSC believes that exposure to these chemicals causes a health hazard to customers and nail salon workers. Currently, there are 120,000 nail salon workers in California. It is not illegal to have these chemicals in consumer products. However, California law requires manufacturers to disclose all chemicals in consumer products. The nail polish companies could face legal action for not properly disclosing the chemicals in the polish.
If you or a loved one has been come ill after using a toxic product, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the product liability attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm to discuss your legal options. The Eichholz Law Firm has the knowledge and resources to handle your claim. To receive a free case evaluation, fill out the contact form on this page.