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I Hurt All Over? It Might Be Fibromyalgia

April 1, 1998  | Article

At first she thought she might have a cold or the flu, but when her symptoms persisted, and then it got worse, Bricker visited her doctor. After many visits, she was finally diagnosed.

Keywords: women's health  

MSDS Intelligence

March 1, 1998  | Article

If you are a salon owner and don’t have proper MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) documentation, not only are you doing yourself and your clients a disservice, but you also risk getting into hot water with your local OSHA agency.

Keywords: MSDS  

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  

Hoping to the Beat Odds

October 1, 1997  | Article

When salon owner Lesa Perry was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 31, she was in disbelief. She credits her family, friends, coworkers, and clients for being there every step of the way of her difficult journey.

Keywords: breast cancer awareness  

As I See It: Breast Cancer: A Democratic Disease

October 1, 1997  | Article

Keywords: breast cancer awareness  

When Occupational Asthma Attacks

February 1, 1997  | Article

Nail technicians, as well as hairstylists, can be susceptible to contracting this frightening but manageable condition. With a little planning and care, onset can sometimes be prevented, slowed, or made more tolerable.

Keywords: occupational asthma   workplace allergies  

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. T

Keywords: chemicals   EMA   MMA   Nail Manufacturers Council  

Working While Pregnant: Reducing the Risks

August 1, 1996  | Article

Research is inconclusive regarding a link between chemicals used in the salon and certain birth defects, but don’t take chances. Experts agree that using commonsense precautions can substantially reduce any potential risk to pregnant nail technicians.

Keywords: working while pregnant  

Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

May 1, 1996  | Article

Avoid this painful disorder by taking just a few minutes each day to stretch and strengthen your hands, wrists, elbows, and neck.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   exercise  

Something In The Air - Keeping Salon Air Healthy

April 1, 1996  | Article

Are airborne chemical vapors giving you a headache? Implement your own salon “Clean Air Act” by investing in a local ventilation system.

The Nail Technician's Bill Of Rights

May 1, 1995  | Article

Ideas on how to protect and support the nail technicians.

Keywords: As I See It   legislation   working safely   workplace safety  

Follow Simple Storage Precautions To Keep The Salon Safe And Products Lasting Longer

January 1, 1995  | Article

Improper storage of nail products can spoil product, make your salon smell worse than a chemical lab, and could present a health or fire hazard.

Keywords: MSDS   product safety   product storage  

Bad Habits Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

August 1, 1994  | Article

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can ruin your health and your career, but not if you take preventive action now.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   healthy working  

Editor's note: Work Safe, Not Scared

July 1, 1994  | Article

Keywords: healthy working   toluene   working while pregnant  

Study Shows Correlation Between Hairdressing, Miscarriage; Risk to Nail Technicians Unproven

June 1, 1994  | Article

Although a recently published study reports that female cosmetologists who work full-time and regularly use chemicals face up to twice the risk of miscarriage as other women, researcher Esther John, Ph.D., cautions nail technicians not to take the information out of context.

Keywords: working while pregnant  

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