Side Effects of Nail Polish: Many times you must have seen children applying nail polish on their hands and feet. So sometimes because of their stubbornness, you yourself must have applied nail polish on their nails. This may have been a matter of joke for children and you, but did you know that this joke can take a toll on the health of children? If you do not know, then we tell whether it is safe to apply nail polish on children’s nails or not.
Actually, while making nail polish, harmful chemicals are used in most. When these children put their hands in the mouth or chew the nails, then the chemical present in the nail polish remains in danger of reaching the stomach through the mouth of the children. Due to which they may have to face many health related problems. What chemicals are used in nail polish and what problems can be caused by them, let us know.
This chemical called hydroquinone can damage the cornea if it comes in contact with the eye. Not only this, inhaling it can also cause irritation in the nose, throat and upper respiratory tract.
The formaldehyde chemical used in nail polish can cause myeloid leukemia, a cancer that develops abnormally in the bone marrow, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
A chemical called acrylates are also used in making nail polish. This chemical can cause many problems through inhalation and coming in contact with the skin. At the same time, those exposed to methyl methacrylate are at risk of colorectal cancer occurring in the intestines, stomach or rectum.
This black powder named carbon black is also used in making nail polish. There is a risk of lung-related problems due to exposure to it.
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To make it dry quickly after applying nail polish, a chemical called toluene is used in it. According to a research available on NCBI, it can cause neurological problems.(Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general assumptions. Hindi news18 does not confirm the same. Before implementing these, please contact the concerned expert.)