November 1, 1997
Artificial nail products are composed of various chemicals. The main ingredient for most artificial nail products is ethyl methacrylate (KMA). In 1974 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned a similar chemical, methyl methacrylate (MMA), for use in nail products because of its harmful effects during application. Despite the FDA ban, MMA is still found in trace amounts in some products.
Keywords: chemical safety ventilation work-related injuries
September 1, 1997
Gels are highly sensitive and tricky to produce. Keeping strict control over temperature and environment is critical for product quality.
Keywords: gels how products are made ingredients
August 1, 1997
Thanks to technology old heavy UV lamps have given way to today's sleek and quick models. Their production is subjected to rigorous quality control.
Keywords: gels how products are made UV lights
May 1, 1997
How much can there be to manufacturing a tiny nail decal or a thin sliver of striping tape? Take a look—you’ll be surprised.
Keywords: how products are made nail art nail art supplies
July 1, 1995
Alpha hydroxy acids are in all kinds of skin care products, but what can they do for nail care? NAILS found out.
Keywords: cuticle care
May 1, 1995
Nail technician want to dry polish fast, showcase it with a glossy shine, and preserve it with a durable finish. Can a top coat do all this?
Keywords: Creative Nail Design fast dry top coats how products are made NSI OPI Products
December 1, 1994
The cuticle is more delicate and more important to healthy nails and fingers than previously thought.
September 1, 1994
July 1, 1994
Despite years of legal wrangling and the instigation of new scientific studies, the safety risk of toluene is not yet clear. NAILS talks to the parties involved in the lawsuit about this important industry issue.
July 1, 1993
A California court must decide whether toluene in nail polish poses a sufficient health hazard to consumers and nail technicians to require warning labels.
Keywords: Nail Manufacturers Council polish toluene
October 1, 1992
The EPA and FDA play important roles in monitoring chemical use in the United States, but they may not offer as much protection as you think.
Keywords: EPA ingredients
November 1, 1991
Only 32% of nail technicians have Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for the products they use.
Keywords: MSDS working safely