September 1, 2005
California Assembly Speaker pro tem Leland Yee introduced legislation that would establish minimum safety standards for pedicure equipment and ensure that salons have procedures to ensure proper, safer, and sanitary operation of pedicure spa equipment. T
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August 24, 2005
At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.
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June 29, 2005
Paula Abdul was once again in the spotlight, only this time it was because of an infection she contracted at a high-end salon and not for her “American Idol” antics.
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June 24, 2005
After learning about the numerous amounts of clients who were contracting bacterial infections and leg lesions after visiting salons, California Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) knew he had to do something, especially since many of the cases were being reported in the Bay Area, where he is located.
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June 1, 2005
An outbreak of bacterial infections linked to pedicure foot spas poses new mysteries for public health detectives. It also shows there is still a lot of confusion among nail technicians and salon owners about proper cleaning procedures. To protect yourself, do your homework!
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April 1, 2005
More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons. Of those people, 19 have been confirmed to have a bacterial infection.
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April 1, 2005
Talk about getting back to basics! We learn in kindergarten to wash our hands and keep our things clean. Cleaning your implements is the ultimate “back to basics” step you can take, and it is reassuring to clients and coworkers alike. Each state in the union has its own regulations regarding specifically how metal (non-porous) implements are to be cleaned or disinfected. While the rules don’t vary substantially from state, there are nuances that you need to be aware of.
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March 11, 2005
It’s been more than four years, but the victims haven’t quite been able to forget what happened to them. They still have scars on their shins and lower legs, reminders of the bacteria they were infected with after getting pedicures at Fancy Nails, a salon in Watsonville, Calif., that has since closed. Although it may not get rid of the unsightly scars, 73 people will split about $3 million after settling a lawsuit with the salon.
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March 3, 2005
More than 130 people in the San Jose, Calif., area have reported bacterial infections after receiving pedicures at several salons.
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February 1, 2005
Several San Jose, Calif.-area nail salons are currently under investigation after more than 50 people were affected by a bacterial infection after receiving pedicures.
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July 1, 2004
New foot spas aim to remove any doubt about sanitation and cleanliness.
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December 1, 2003
Good or bad, odor reveals little about salon air quality. Even if your salon rates "sweet" on the smell scale with employees or clients, depend on more reliable measures than your nose to rate your salon's air quality.
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September 14, 2003
Fear of disease has prompted many clients to go out and buy their own tools. How do you handle sanitation when using those foreign tools?
July 1, 2003
Sterilizing salon implements may make for good marketing, but experts say standard disinfection is effective and would promote greater adherence, resulting in a cleaner, safer industry
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July 1, 2003
Salons know that savvy consumers are wary of dirty salons and so they conduct their sanitation procedures with a great flourish.
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