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Breathe a Little Easier

December 1, 2009  | Article

Keeping salon air breathable is not all about your ventilation equipment; some of it comes down to your work habits. Once your ventilation system is in place, the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) advises taking these easy steps to further minimize your exposure to potentially irritating or harmful substances.

Keywords: ventilation  

Luraco Technologies ChemStop Air Cleaner

November 2, 2009  | Product

The compact design of Luraco Technologies’ ChemStop Air Cleaner allows the unit to be placed on a technician’s worktable to remove fumes from her breathing zone.

Keywords: Luraco   ventilation  

Doesn't This Smell Bother You?

May 1, 2009  | Article

As nail techs, we’re often asked about the dangers of the smells in the salon — but it’s not the smells that should cause us concern. Learn the facts on air purification, and then take steps to protect yourself and your clients.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   Air Impurities Removal Systems   healthy working   salon furnishings   ventilation  

Aerovex Systems' Sunflower II

March 11, 2009  | Video

Sunflower II catches nail dust at the source, helping you create a fresh air environment for you and your employees. Visit http://www.aerovexsystems.com/ for more information.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   air purification   ventilation  

Guard Against Poor Ventilation

November 1, 2008  | Article

Ask yourself these nine questions to determine if your salon ventilation is adequate.

Keywords: air filtration   air quality   ventilation   working safely  

Wearing Contacts in the Salon

May 1, 2008  | Article

With filing dust, clippings, aerosol sprays, chemicals, and vapors making their way around the salon environment, wearing contact lenses while working can be potentially hazardous.

Keywords: healthy working   ventilation   working safely  

Alen Corp. AirMD

May 1, 2008  | Product

The first lead-free air purification product certified by both the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy

Keywords: ventilation  

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

May 1, 2008  | Article

The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.

Keywords: air quality   ergonomics   healthy working   minimizing stress   time management  

Capturing Fumes at the Source

February 1, 2008  | Article

Rid the air of nail dust, heavy odors and fumes with a Source-Capture system.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   air filtration   air quality   ventilation  

Some Air Cleaners and Purifiers May Harm Health

September 6, 2006  | News

Devices marketed as air cleaners or air purifiers are not always good for your health, a report to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently stated.

Keywords: air quality   ventilation  

Clear the Air

December 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: air quality   healthy working   masks   OSHA   salon odors  

Local Exhaust: a Salon Clean Air Act

August 1, 2001  | Article

There’s something in the air in your salon. In fact, there’s a lot of somethings — acrylic monomers, treatments, polishes, and nail filings, for starters. Clear the air by investing in a ventilation solution that catches the smells at the source.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   HEPA   LaShaun Brown-Glenn   local salon exhaust   Maisie Dunbar  

Looks Good, Smells Better

December 1, 1998  | Article

Salon owner Debbie Shoaff came up with her own solution to needing good ventilation that fits in nicely with the salon atmosphere. 

Keywords: Debra Shoaff   ventilation  

NIOSH Studies EMA

November 1, 1997  | Article

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  

The Nail Doctor: Nails that Break and Headaches

September 1, 1995  | Article

The Nail Doctor is back to discuss brittle nail syndrome, the effect of climate on nail growth, and what's really behind those persistent headaches.

Keywords: allergic reactions   biotin   brittle nail syndrome   effects of medications on nails   nail growth  

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