What’s more is that the most common artificial dyes – FD&C Blue No. 1 and FD&C Green No. 3, among others – are toxic to living cells and can put an unnecessary strain on your liver.
As awareness of the toxicity of many chemicals rose in the early 2000s, some nail polish brands started indicating on their labels that the product was “three-free,” meaning it did not contain what were known hazards at the time.
With funding from the UNFI Foundation, The Organic Center report, “Organic Agriculture: Reducing occupational pesticide exposure in farmers and farmworkers,” synthesizes 129 research studies from around the world that looked at the impacts of toxic, synthetic pesticides on the health of farmworkers and farm communities; examined the science supporting the efficacy of chemical-free pest control; and demonstrated how organic-certified production can substantially benefit agricultural workers.