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Transcript of Nail Art
In China, nails were soaked for hours in a mixture containing eggs, gelatin, beeswax, and petals for color
Nefertiti and Cleopatra dyed their nails using henna and blood
In all of these cultures, different nail colors represented different classes Some Nail Polish History: TOLUENE can irritate the eyes, throat and lungs, damage the nervous system and potentially harm an unborn child.
DIBUTYL PHTHALATE (DBP), keeps polish from becoming brittle, can cause reproductive harm.
FORMALDEHYDE, used as a nail hardener, is a known carcinogen. Nail Polish Health Concerns: Nail Polish Trends Now Nail Polish Trends Then Searching for a less dyed and more painted look, The first modern nail polish was created in 1917 and was based off of car paint
Michelle Menard was the make-up artist behind this idea. The company she worked for started selling her nail enamel, and changed its name to Revlon What can we do? Water Based nail polishes are toxin-free. The water evaporates, so there is nothing dangerous to inhale. THE END http://www.beautifully-invisible.com/2011/05/nail-lacquer-blood-red-nails-fingertips-history-nailpolish.html http://www.alligator.org/blogs/lifestyle/thefbomb/article_92924820-8e3d-11e1-b5bf-001a4bcf887a.html http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Health/nail-polish-safety/story?id=16108721#.UGsNaY58OlY