methyl methacrylate (MMA)


 

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is an acrylic monomer found by the FDA in 1978 to be unsafe for use in nail products because of the health risk posed to manicurists by its use and because of its potential danger to clients beacause of its extreme adhesion.

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Required Reading

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

December 1, 2001

A jury in Roanoke, Va., didn’t cane that the owners of a nail salon said they didn’t know they were using MMA and slapped them with a $150,000 judgment. If a “reasonable” nail tech would do it, you’d better be doing it too, or you could be held liable.

Easing the Transition to EMA

July 1, 2001

Anyone who has ever tried to remove MMA from a new client’s nails knows the bond is tough to break. It might be more difficult to deal with clients emotional attachment to their nails.

Bonn vs. MMA: She’s going the distance

December 1, 1999

CIR Approves EMA Use in Monomers

October 1, 1999

Not to be confused with MMA, EMA has been deemed safe for professional use and consumer contact.

Tech Takes Action on MMA

May 1, 1999

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