Updated Jul 17, 2012
Users of beauty products now have another reason to be concerned about the issue of cosmetics safety. According to reports published online, a new study suggests that phthalates used in nail polish increase the chance of developing diabetes.
Phthalates have been at the center of numerous debates on the safety of cosmetics. Today they are found in a variety of personal care products. Researchers at the Brigham and Women`s Hospital`s Division of Women’s Health feel that the chemicals could affect regulation of blood sugar.
Although women with higher phthalate levels were deemed more likely to get diabetes, researchers still think further study is necessary. Over 2,000 women between 20 and 80 years old were involved in the study which was undertaken by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study was part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Written by the CareFair.com Editorial Team.