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Your Nail Polish Could Be Making You Sick

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: What are endocrine disrupters and how are they harmful to your health?
Air Date: 10/27/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Holly Dr. Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host. Dr. Holly is also the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.

An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on a variety of natural health topics. Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, Montel Williams, PBS's Healing Quest, The Hallmark Channel and Discovery Fit & Health channel.

She is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals. In 2007, Dr. Holly was listed in Time Magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People."
Your Nail Polish Could Be Making You Sick
Whether you like to treat yourself at the nail salon, or do manicures and pedicures yourself, the nail polish you're using can be harmful to your health.

In a recent study conducted by Duke University and The Environmental Working Group (EWG), researchers asked women to volunteer to get their nails painted with traditional nail polish. The researchers found the chemical triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), a main component of polish, in the women's bodily systems.

TPHP can also be found in plastics, fire retardant materials in foam furniture, and other products. TPHP is known to be an endocrine disrupter, a group of chemicals that can cause hormonal imbalances and can lead to serious health issues.

What else did the researchers find?

Listen in as Holly Lucille, ND, RN, shares the recent study on TPHP and how it can be hazardous to your health.