Just for the record, I know a lady who was in the "beauty business" for years who now has asthma and other health problems; did nails for years. Can't be around a lot of stuff now.
Many people with asthma are seriously endangered by stuff like perfumes (most perfumes are based on petroleum by prodcts).
Some people here think EVERYTHING the government does as far as oversight or standards goes is MEDDLIN'! Know what? Sometimes substances get into things we use and they end up being harmful. It's not necessarily through "evil intent" that they got there, but it would be pretty hard for a single citizen to take a corporation to task.
Yes, the government can abuse its power--and does, all too often.
But take it from a father who stood over his expiring 12-year-old daughter in the ER when she suffered an allergic reaction to a substance in a nail polish she tried: Stuff's out there that can kill you. My daughter pulled through, but it was close.
There were other reports of similar reactions, and the company moved fast to change its formulation. I think companies are more responsive these days...and I also think they'd be less responsive if they didn't think some governing body would clamp down at some point.
So, while it's a little long for a bumper sticker, here's my point: GIVE ME JUST ENOUGH GOVERNMENT TO KEEP ME SAFE WITHOUT KILLING ME.
When you go into a nail salon, you really do find that the fumes are awful. Just polishing your own nails is no biggie, though. If those cosmetic companies named can get rid of the offending ingredients, why can't the others? Just a question. Don't start flaming me.
Plus, I don't like animal testing. Don't flame me for that, either. Remember, my dog Harm kept me from being date raped.
I have known women now seniors who did hair coloring and nails as a profession in the same condition.
Personally I think "done" nails are pretty buy not doable in my line of work.
I use to love Clinique but can only afford Revlon on days it doesn't make my eyes endlessly tear.
Never could wear lotions ect. as it always ends up in my eyes.
Just paint the face to go to town.
The fragrances in products really do a number on me and others I know. You have to look very hard to find products without fragrances in them, especially hair products.