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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  

Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Back

May 1, 1994  | Article

Alleviate back pain by practicing good posture and taking time to exercise

Keywords: back pain   ergonomics   exercise   healthy working   posture  

Editor's note: Take Care of Yourself First

May 1, 1994  | Article

The latest trend in business today seems to have nothing to do with business. The latest trend is ... time off.

Keywords: As I See It   combatting burnout   motivation   work life balance  

Nail Technician Refuses Test for AIDS Virus

April 1, 1994  | Article

A Minnesota nail technician is suing her former employer for requiring her to be tested for the AIDS virus as a condition of continued employment.

If You Can See It You Can’t Inhale It

February 1, 1994  | Article

Is the dust from filing on nails hazardous to your health? The experts don’t think so, and they suggest that technicians probably breathe far less dust than they think they do.

Keywords: ventilation  

Gloves and Barrier Creams Protect Working Hands

May 1, 1993  | Article

Protecting oneself against chemical absorption at the salon starts with the simple practice of wearing gloves or applying a barrier cream.

Keywords: allergic reactions   gloves  

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