Exposure Routes

Ways in which we can be exposed to Nasty Substances

Common to all of us is Home, Workplace, School, Travel and Leisure. These are all potential Exposure Routes to Toxic Chemicals and other Toxins that enter us via our Breathing, Skin and Gut.

Grooming | Nails


  • MAIN CATEGORY: Grooming
  • SUB CATEGORY: Nails
  • DESCRIPTION:
  • DATA SOURCES: Each Toxin Profile contained within this Exposure Route shows a full list of data sources.
  • LAST UPDATE: 26/04/2018 8:00:14 PM

Spread the word

These Exposure Routes are ONLY based on peer-reviewed evidence. Everyone benefits from knowing this stuff. Please Share.



Do you have time, expertise, knowledge or just raw passion to have less toxins in your life and the world. We would love your help. The form here (excel spreadsheeet - no macros - in .xls format) is all setup ready for you to add data and email it back to us. You can help with new Chemicals, new Exposure Routes or extra Nastiness Attributes or any combination of the above.


Download Form Here

Sub-category Exposure Routes

This Exposure Route can also have additional subcategory routes of exposure. The number of nasty chemicals in these sub category exposure routes are shown in orange. Occasional there are no subcategories and this section will be empty.



Substances known to be found within this Exposure Route. Some can be very harmful - check them out below.

Heads Up: This list may be quite long for some exposure routes.

1-(4-(phenylazo)phenylazo)-2-naphthol Propylene glycol mono- and diesters of fats and fatty acids 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 1,2-Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one Propylene glycol 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, hydrate (1:1) 1,3-Dimethylol-5,5-dimethylhydantoin 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethanol 2-butoxyethanol 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate 2-methylpropan-2-ol Triethanolamine 4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one Acetone Aluminium Aluminium(III) oxide ammonia, aqueous solution Barium sulfate Benzene Benzophenone Benzyl Benzoate Benzyl butyl phthalate Biotin Butan-1-Ol n-Butane Butanone Carbon black Cinnamaldehyde cis-Citral Citric Acid Cellulose nitrate Coumarin Diazolidinyl urea dibenzoyl peroxide Dibutyl phthalate Diethyl phthalate Erioglaucine A disodium salt diiron trioxide DIMETHYL GLUTARATE C.I. Food Red 1 Disodium 6-hydroxy-5-[(4-sulfophenyl)azo]-2-naphthalenesulfonate Butyl cyanoacrylate Ergocalciferol Ethanol Ethyl cyanoacrylate ethyl acetate ethyl lactate ethyl methacrylate ethylene dimethacrylate Ethylene glycol 2-Phenoxyethanol Ferric hexacyanoferrate glass, oxide, chemicals Glycerol N-Heptane HYDROGEN PEROXIDE Hydroquinone Imidazolidinyl urea Isobutane isopropyl acetate Isopropyl alcohol Polyethylene terephthalate methyl (S)-(-)-lactate methyl acetate METHYL METHACRYLATE N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine Phosphoric acid Oxybenzone Palmitic acid PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE Polymethyl Methacrylate Polyvinyl acetate Polyvinyl Alcohol POLYVINYL PYRROLIDONE potassium hydroxide propane Propyl Acetate PROPYLENE CARBONATE silicon dioxide sodium hydroxide Talc (Mg3H2(SiO3)4) Butylated hydroxyanisole Tin(IV) oxide titanium dioxide Toluene TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE trisodium orthophosphate Urea Xanthan gum Zinc sulfide

Stay Informed

Information and innovation is added hourly at Toxno - well daily at least.