Court Battle Over Safety of Nail Polish

Posted: 04/14/1993  browse the blog archive

As You Sow filed a lawsuit accusing 14 major cosmetic companies of failing to warn consumers that their nail polish contains potentially unsafe levels of a toxic chemical that causes birth defects. As You Sow seeks to force these companies to place warnings on their products identifying use of toluene, which listed as toxic under California's Proposition 65. "This chemical is known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Women deserve to be warned," said Clifford Chanler, As You Sow attorney.