How do your nails look?  The chemicals that make your nail polish shine and be chip resistant may be sickening you.  If you are a professional manicurist, you run the risk of miscarriages, cancer, skin disorders, Hodgkin’s disease and abnormal fetal development. Stories of sickness among nail workers have circulated for years.  Older nail workers encourage women of child-bearing age to find other professions. 

 

            Not surprisingly, employers of these workers resist all attempts to investigate the health effects of exposure to the fumes from nail polish and other chemicals.  For more details, read “Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers” in the June 18, 2015 issue of the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/11/nyregion/nail-salon-workers-in-nyc-face-hazardous-chemicals.html?_r=0

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