Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

What are the ingredients of nail polish remover, apart from acetone?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Acetone is one of the biggies, although some nail polish removers are using ethyl acetate instead.

    Depending on the brand you buy, I've seen some that have some glycerin or aloe vera (so that your skin doesn't dry out as much due to removal of essential oils), and then some have fragrances.

    For instance, here's the ingredient list for a "kinder, gentler" remover:

    Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dibutyl Adipate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange)Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzophenone-3, Cl 26100 (D&C #17). (see ref)

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  • horton
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    3 years ago

    Nail Polish Remover Ingredients

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  • 4 years ago

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    There's pretty nasty stuff in there, but it's mostly the acetone which is the problem, since most things dissolve in it. My son took a slurp of nail polish remover once when he was toddler, but spat it out again straight away. Nothing happened to him at all, but he looked really unhappy for about three hours. So drinking a tablespoon might be not be too terrible. For 53kg, 150mL is fatal. Thats the equivalent of the amount that killed 50% of mice in 4 hours (based on the safety data sheet for acetone). So at 100mL, there is a strong chance you'd die without medical attention. It's nasty stuff. But you would probably vomit it out. Most likely you'd do some permanent damage to your stomach, and you might get permanent bronchitis, but you would survive.

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  • Maria
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    4 years ago

    What would happen is that the acetone would settle on your lungs and possibly eat into them causing you not to breathe. Yes, you could die if you didn't get help fast enough.

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  • 5 years ago

    what are the ingredients of nail polish remover

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