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The chemistry compose of nail polish

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Post  xiaohua Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:08 am

Generally speaking, nail polish is composed of two kinds of substances. One is solid components like pigment and flash materials, and the other is liquid solvent components like acetone, ethyl acetate, phthalic acid esters, formaldehyde and so on. There are mainly two kinds of pigment, namely natural one and artificial one. Artificial pigment is rather popular. But most of artificial pigment is toxic and seriously threatens the human health. In fact, there are also many harmful materials contained in natural pigment. These harmful materials can be reduced to some degree through purification processing. All the components of liquid solvent materials can endanger the human health. For example, phthalic acid esters can affect the normal hormone balance, causing great damage to reproduction and leading to many other health problems. Benzene and formaldehyde are both carcinogenic substances.

In order to make nail polish dry rapidly, a large number of acetone and ethyl acetate which are easy to volatilize are added into nail polish. However, when these two kinds of components volatilize, the pungent smell can be produced, which can seriously pollute the indoor air. If people breathe such a kind of smell for a long time, serious harms can be produced to threaten the nervous system. In addition, if organic solvents are used to paint the fingernails once and again, the fingernails will become crisp and grey.


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