December 1, 2009
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.
November 2, 2009
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
May 1, 2009
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.
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March 11, 2009
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
November 1, 2008
Ask yourself these nine questions to determine if your salon ventilation is adequate.
Keywords: air filtration air quality ventilation working safely
May 1, 2008
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
May 1, 2008
The first lead-free air purification product certified by both the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy
May 1, 2008
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
February 1, 2008
Rid the air of nail dust, heavy odors and fumes with a Source-Capture system.
Keywords: Aerovex Systems air filtration air quality ventilation
September 6, 2006
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
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.
Keywords: air quality healthy working masks OSHA salon odors
August 1, 2001
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.
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December 1, 1998
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
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
May 1, 1997
Local exhaust systems pull vapors out of the salon before you breathe them. The best news is that you can custom-build a system for your salon at a reasonable cost.
Keywords: occupational asthma salon safety ventilation