09/03/2013 12:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Dangers Of Nail Salons, From Alexandra Zissu (VIDEO)

Could your weekly manicure affect your health? Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu said it may when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. Most conventional nail polishes contain three chemicals -- phthalate, formaldehyde and toluene. All are potential carcinogens, and since the polish sits on your nails for days or weeks at a time, it can eventually be detrimental to your health. Opt for "three free" polishes that don't contain those chemicals and visit natural spas that use essential oils instead of chemical creams.

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