May 19, 2011
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.
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.
June 1, 2010
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?
October 1, 2009
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?
September 17, 2007
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.
October 19, 2005
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.
September 22, 2005
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.
March 1, 1998
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.
November 1, 1997
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.
September 1, 1997
ICMAD encourages consistency with federal legislation, not at individual state levels.
October 1, 1996
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.
June 1, 1994
The NMC’s safety and standards commission and the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology respond to this and other sanitation questions.
August 1, 1992
Finding the right system for your salon is an exhausting process—But the result is clean salon air and comfortable and safe salon workers.
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