The Chicago Tribune discusses Prop 65 regulations in California and how some manufacturers are being pressured to change their formulations:

Nail products company OPI has long charmed women with whimsical shade names such as “O’Hare and Nails Look Great!” and “That’s an EL of a color.” It even launched a line of nail “pawlish” for pets.

But warm and fuzzy OPI is now under attack. In an effort to raise awareness about the unregulated chemicals in personal-care products, a coalition of health and environmental advocacy groups is pressing the Los Angeles-based company to sell what it calls “safer” brands of nail polish.

Over the last few weeks, women in cities around the world, including Chicago, have delivered letters of concern to nail salons that carry OPI nail products. The letters, available through the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (, urge the company to remove toxic chemicals known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects and other serious health problems.

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