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Nail Polish (Consumer)

How does using nail polish effect the society and environment we live in and our health?

Madison Cameron

on 27 May 2011

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Transcript of Nail Polish (Consumer)

The Effects of Nail Polish
Consumer Reasons for use of product: Chemicals involved in use: Benefits: Disadvantages: Social Responsibility: Environmental Impact: Supervision of Use of Manufacture: Effects on Local Area: di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)
- Birth defects
- Carcinogen
- Developmental problems “Once these chemicals enter our bodies, they stay there” (Gross).
Breast cancer
Birth Defects
- Hypospadias = “Urethra fails to extend the full length of the penis”.
- Sperm damage in sons.
- Damage most often occurs during pregnancy. • In ancient Egypt, they used stains made from henna. The colors represented social status in their culture. Red was considered a high class color while lower class wore pale colors.
• Native Americans colored their nails too as well as painted eagles on their nails.
• Then nail polish was made from the by-product of car paint.
• Women in the 1940s started using nail polish after actresses started using it. • It is a safe and easy way to express yourself and add some color to your day.
• It is safer to use your natural nails because they doesn’t need the harsh glue that fake nails do. • The manufacturers should be using safe chemicals and colors to make their nail polish.
• They should put all the information on their product and have all appropriate warnings that go with the product.
• They should be at a reasonable price with consideration of what materials were used to make the product. • The consumer’s responsibility should involve looking into the nail polish that they plan to use to make sure there aren’t any harsh chemicals in it that could harm the user. - Formaldehyde
Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen
By product of combustion (cars, trucks, burning wood)
Breaks down during the day into carbon monoxide and formic acid
Nail polish does not produce a large enough amount of formaldehyde to do sufficient damage to the environment.
- Remover
Acetone (CH3)2CO: Highly flammable and should only be used in properly ventilated areas... Are your nail salons properly ventilated?
- Packaging
Think about it... when you throw away your nail polish, the glass and polish (filled with dangerous chemicals) enter the landfills. - Something to think about... When you remove your nail polish, it goes onto cotton ball, the cotton ball goes into trash, and trash goes into landfills.
Those who work in nail salons are constantly breathing in the toxic fumes of acetone, phthalate, formaldehyde, and tolouene...
While the amount of chemicals in the nail polish may not effect the environement, they hurt you. We would like to end with a short clip... Remember,
you can still use nail polish, just in moderation.
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