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Old Apr 28th, 2009, 18:05 PM   1
lexy604
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Nail polish while pregnant


So i was watching the show the doctors and they were talking about painting your nails while pregnant. I guess there is some things in nail polish that might be bad. I only use OPI which seems to be ok i personally am not to concerned about this but thought i would share. I have been painting my own nails since i found out i was pregnant i stopped getting my gel manicures done. This is what they put up on there site.

Nail Polish Dangers
While the United States Food and Drug Administration says nail polishes are safe, some consumer groups are concerned about toxic chemicals in them. Many nail polishes contain three chemicals in particular that can harm your health:

• DBP (dibutyl phthalates) is a plasticizer that prevents chipping. Studies have shown it is an endocrine disruptor and could affect reproduction.
• Formaldehyde, which hardens the nails, is also known as a carcinogen.
• Toluene helps the polish glide on easily, and has been linked to nervous system disorder.

While the polishes may contain these chemicals, they are said to be safe when used as directed. "A lot of these ingredients are only harmful if you ingest them," Dr. Jim says. "It could be bad if children get their nails done, then chew and eat the nail polish."

Some nail polishes are completely free of these chemicals but may chip easier and not dry as fast. "Pregnant women should look for nail polishes that don’t have toluene or DBPs," Dr. Lisa says. "They are out there, so you just have to ask your manicurist about it, ask your doctor about it."



 
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I saw this today too!!!! I DVR it and I just finished the show and saw this post! Haha



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2009, 19:39 PM   3
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Actually, I've heard bad things about OPI before I was even pregnant. But you can take it as cautiously as you want. I wouldn't stress about painting your nails too much but you can buy organic nail polish too online. I was just checking out my horrible pedicure and wondering what to do about those little piggies



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2009, 19:50 PM   4
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I saw this today too!!!! I DVR it and I just finished the show and saw this post! Haha
hehe ya i love that show



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2009, 19:54 PM   5
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Actually, I've heard bad things about OPI before I was even pregnant. But you can take it as cautiously as you want. I wouldn't stress about painting your nails too much but you can buy organic nail polish too online. I was just checking out my horrible pedicure and wondering what to do about those little piggies

Really I always used opi because it was the best like i said im not to concerned about it hahah



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2009, 20:01 PM   6
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I heard OPI was targeted ALOT by the safe cosmetics organization, maybe just because it's the most popular brand though? When I was googling it I found good news though, looks like OPI is removing a lot of the toxins in their nail polish now!



 
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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 02:41 AM   7
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I never paint my nails, not even before i was pregnant. I think nails looks much better without anything.

But then again i have the same opinion on make-up and other girlie stuff. Why bother ?



 
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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 06:31 AM   8
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OOOOohhhhh i never thought about that, i normally have gel extentions....are these still ok to have?????? I was thinking of booking an appointment to get them done before i have pickle, ( my lady garden may need some attention, but my nails and toes will look good when i go into labour )



 
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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 06:34 AM   9
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I paint my toenails all the time. I don't think it's going to do any harm whatsoever as long as I'm not chomping on them. I think a lot of people can be overly cautious while they are pregnant but whether that is a good or bad thing is down to your own opinion.



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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 07:53 AM   10
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I wouldn't worry too much about it I think of all the stuff our parents probably used to use and were alive Lol I just thought it was interesting. As for gel nails that's what I have had for years I was getting en vogue which is apparently safe but I stopped anyways it was a sad day Lol



 
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