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Toxic Chemicals Found in Nail Polish

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Toxic Chemicals Found in Nail PolishYour nail polish may have toxic chemicals that can lead to birth defects and in-fertility, according to a new study conducted by the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control.

While the nail polishes claimed to be toxic free, the researchers found many of the samples contained the “toxic trio”—toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde.

Toluene causes headaches, nausea and dizziness. DBP has been linked to fertility problems and formaldehyde is a known carcinogen.

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A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of In-fertilityA Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of In-fertility
-- We are bombarded by images of blissful older mothers, such as Madonna and Celine Dion. But 'Hollywood' articles about pregnancy and fertility at middle age gloss over the tremendous amount of financial, emotional, and physical effort faced by couples struggling to conceive.

Ranges from technical to humorous and everything in between. What are good, snappy comebacks to the question, 'Why aren't you pregnant?' What is the difference between gonadotrophin releasing hormone and progesterone? Should you freeze your eggs?

These questions and many more are answered, and in the tone of a couple of good friends. Between them, the authors have gone through hormone treatments, pregnancy losses and multiple inseminations -- so they know firsthand the rollercoaster ride of trying to achieve pregnancy.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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