Consumer Reports: Nail gel dangers

July 27, 2010 3:33:18 PM PDT
Now that it's summer you might be tempted to try a fresh, new way to beautify your nails. Nail gel is the latest thing. It reportedly doesn't chip as easily as nail polish alone and is often billed as a "more natural alternative" to acrylics. But Consumer Reports says to beware of those new gel treatments because some treatments touted as gels include acrylics, which can contain chemicals that can be harmful.