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18 July, 2012

Health Warnings-17: Nail Polish and Diabetes

Nail polishes may increase diabetes risk in women, says a news item in The Times of India of July 18, 2012.  A study has found that phthalates commonly found in moisturisers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes are endocrine disrupting chemicals and women with higher levels of phthalates in their urine are more likely to have diabetes.

I then searched the Net with the help of Google search engine and came across many interesting and useful articles, which reveal that phthalates could do harm to human beings in many ways.  I am furnishing below links to some of these, which may be of interest to you.

Urinary Phthalate Metabolite Concentrations and Diabetes among Women in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2008 by Tamarra James-Todd, Richard Stahlhut, John D. Meeker, Sheena-Gail Powell, Russ Hauser, Tianyi Huang, Janet Rich-Edwards

"Circulating Levels of Phthalate Metabolites Are Associated With Prevalent Diabetes in the Elderly" 
by Dr.P. Monica Lind, Dr.Björn Zethelius and Dr.Lars Lind:

"Phthalates and Metabolism: Exposure Correlates with Obesity and Diabetes in Men"
by Melissa Lee Phillips

Grateful thanks to The Times of India; Environmental Health Perspectives, an Open Access Journal; and Diabetes Care of American Diabetes Association

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