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Pregnancy and the Nail Tech

June 1, 2010  | Article

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?

Keywords: chemicals   Mother's Day   working while pregnant  

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

October 1, 2009  | Article

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?

Keywords: chemicals   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   ingredients   toluene  

Non-Profit Groups Looking Into Toxicity of Salon Chemicals

September 17, 2007  | News

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.

Keywords: chemicals   eco-conscious salons   EPA  

California Governor Signs Nation’s First Law on Chemicals in Cosmetics

October 19, 2005  | News

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.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   product safety  

California Assembly Passes Safe Cosmetics Bill

September 22, 2005  | News

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.

Keywords: California state regulations   chemicals   legislation   state licensing  

A Clear View on Polish

May 1, 2005  | Article

More than just color, nail polish is the finishing touch, the final step in a nail service. What’s in this product staple and how has it changed over the years?

Keywords: chemicals   history of nail care   ingredients   nail chemistry   polish  

Back to Nature - Examining "Natural" Ingredients

March 1, 1998  | Article

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.

Keywords: antioxidants   chemicals   CND   Doug Schoon   jojoba  

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  

Standard Labeling Laws Urged

September 1, 1997  | Article

ICMAD encourages consistency with federal legislation, not at individual state levels. 

Keywords: chemicals   EPA   state regulations  

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.

Keywords: chemicals   EMA   MMA   Nail Manufacturers Council  

How Do State Boards Determine Sanitation Regulations?

June 1, 1994  | Article

The NMC’s safety and standards commission and the Nevada State Board of  Cosmetology respond to this and other sanitation questions.

Keywords: chemicals   nail chemistry   salon safety   state regulations  

The Complete Guide to Ventialtion & Indoor Air Quality Control

August 1, 1992  | Article

Finding the right system for your salon is an exhausting process—But the result is clean salon air and comfortable and safe salon workers.

Keywords: air quality   chemical safety   chemicals   masks   OSHA  
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