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It’s time to ask whether your nail polish may be harming your health. The answer isn’t easy. With toxins everywhere, said New York dermatologist Dr. Melanie Grossman, teasing out which chemicals cause the most damage can be a fool’s errand. “If we are talking about cancer or endocrine problems form nail polish, it’s almost impossible to prove” she said. “People who polish their nails [might] eventually color their hair. They use a cellphone and eat food with dye in it. At what point are we assigning blame to nail polish versus anything else?”

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