Health - Topic : chemicals

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Secret Ingredient: Nail Polish

May 19, 2011  | Article

From tosylamide/formaldehyde resin to stearalkonium bentonite, ingredient names can sound more like a top secret formula for NASA than a recipe for regular old nail polish. Each of these ingredients, however, has a purpose and plays a part in the overall performance of the polish.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   polish   Secret Ingredient  

Are You Risking Your Health?

May 19, 2011  | Article

Sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hazards associated with work in the nail industry. With persuasive voices on both sides of the issue, we wondered how many of you feel you are jeopardizing your health by working in the salon.

Keywords: allergic reactions   chemical safety   chemicals   healthy working   ventilation  

Pregnancy and the Nail Tech

June 1, 2010  | Article

As a nail tech, you spend a large part of the day surrounded by chemicals. Now that you’re pregnant, is there anything that needs to change?

Keywords: chemicals   Mother's Day   working while pregnant  

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

October 1, 2009  | Article

We’ve all heard of them by now. The big three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (aka DBP). But what exactly are these chemicals and why have they been systematically eliminated from cosmetics?

Keywords: chemicals   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   ingredients   toluene  

Non-Profit Groups Looking Into Toxicity of Salon Chemicals

September 17, 2007  | News

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Seattle non-profit groups $100,000 to help nail salons become more conscious of the toxicity of some of the chemicals used during business.

Keywords: chemicals   eco-conscious salons   EPA  

California Governor Signs Nation’s First Law on Chemicals in Cosmetics

October 19, 2005  | News

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   product safety  

California Assembly Passes Safe Cosmetics Bill

September 22, 2005  | News

The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   state licensing  

Back to Nature - Examining "Natural" Ingredients

March 1, 1998  | Article

If ingredients sound good enough (and safe enough) to eat, then most people assume they’re good enough to be used on the body…including nails.

Keywords: antioxidants   chemicals   CND   Doug Schoon   jojoba  

All the News That's Fit to Print [Understanding EMA Safety Issues]

November 1, 1997  | Article

I have learned one thing about nail technicians: They want the truth about the products they use and they can tell when they're getting it.

Keywords: As I See It   chemical safety   chemicals   EMA   MMA  

Standard Labeling Laws Urged

September 1, 1997  | Article

ICMAD encourages consistency with federal legislation, not at individual state levels. 

Keywords: chemicals   EPA   FDA   state regulations  

As I See It: FDA and NMC Denounce MMA Use

October 1, 1996  | Article

Whether you call it “dental acrylic,” “porcelain,” or methyl methacrylate (its proper name), there should be no question any longer that MMA does not belong on human fingernails.

Keywords: chemicals   EMA   MMA   Nail Manufacturers Council  

How Do State Boards Determine Sanitation Regulations?

June 1, 1994  | Article

The NMC’s safety and standards commission and the Nevada State Board of  Cosmetology respond to this and other sanitation questions.

Keywords: chemicals   nail chemistry   salon safety   state regulations  

The Complete Guide to Ventialtion & Indoor Air Quality Control

August 1, 1992  | Article

Finding the right system for your salon is an exhausting process—But the result is clean salon air and comfortable and safe salon workers.

Keywords: air quality   chemical safety   chemicals   masks   OSHA  

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