Monday, July 16, 2012

Chemicals In Beauty Products Raise Diabetes Risk

Diabetes is no joking matter. So it's safe to say that when scientists link a chemical in nail polish and hair spray that raises the risk of women getting diabetes, it's time to reconsider the products in our beauty regimen. 

New research suggests that chemicals that are commonly found in beauty products (such as nail polish, perfume and hair spray). The researchers analyzed urine samples from 2,350 women and looked for concentrations of a chemical known as phthalates. 

What did they find? Women with concentrations of two specific types of phthalates (mono-benzyl phthalate and mono-isobutyl phthalate) were twice as likely to have diabetes.

This naturally raises a valid question: Is a preliminary study enough to stop using products with phthalates? 

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