Nail polish is the weakness of the women and cannot be stopped from it whether it cause cancer or skin problem. But that doesn’t mean that you must not be careful or ignored. Especially during the pregnancy you have to be very careful as your body is already going through so much chemical changes. It’s fine to use nail polish and nail polish remover during pregnancy, as long as you’re careful. If you just want to paint your nails every now and then for a little time, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Though, its value of perceptive those chemicals in nail polish can be damaging if you’re frequently exposed to them. The most common chemicals are formaldehyde and toluene in nail polish.
Formaldehyde is used as a tighter in nail polish. Breathing in formaldehyde can annoy your eyes, nose, throat and lungs and can damage it permanently by longer contact. There is a known cancer risk if you’re defenseless to high levels of formaldehyde over long days. But, it may not be good for you to be uncovered to formaldehyde too often if you are pregnant. As formaldehyde can easily broke down in your body. The limit is usually 0.2 per cent, which is very small. This means that danger of over-exposure is comparatively low.
Toluene is used to help nail polish slither on more easily. Like formaldehyde, inhalation in toluene can aggravate your eyes, throat and lungs and in short dangerous. There’s also a risk that contact to toluene at high levels can harm the nervous system and cause birth defects in an unborn baby, so never contact or attire nail polish for a long duration during pregnancy. But you’d need to be frequently, straight inhaling toluene fumes for this to be a risk.
Make sure to use a nail polish that’s free from toluene and formaldehyde s it is safe for you especially during pregnancy. Use nail polish with formaldehyde and toluene once a week at most no more than that during pregnancy. Opening doors and windows before you put on your nail polish. Dry the polish by extending your arms away from your body. Do not try blowing on your nails this will directly made you in contact with the fumes. Nail polish removers should be safe for you to use while you’re pregnant. They often cover acetone, which happens naturally in our bodies and in the environment.