November 1, 1997
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
September 1, 1997
The nail industry is beginning to understand the dangers of methyl methacrylate. But more nail technicians need to take action.
Keywords: chemical safety Doug Schoon MMA Nail Manufacturers Council Vietnamese salon industry
October 1, 1996
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
July 1, 1995
There may be some confusion between ethyl methacrylate (a monomer used widely in acrylic systems today) and methyl methacrylate (a monomer formerly used in acrylic systems but banned for use today).
Keywords: acrylics EMA MMA product safety
October 1, 1994
Manufacturers who sell artificial nail products to the general public are putting the user’s safety, the viability of the professional industry, and the reputation of their own company at risk.
Keywords: MMA professional-only products
March 1, 1993
California joins a growing list of states that are rewriting their health and safety regulations.
Keywords: California California state regulations MMA state licensing
June 1, 1991
Since its origins in dentistry, acrylic for nails has improved steadily. What does the future hold for this product?
Keywords: acrylics history of nail care MMA
February 1, 1990
esigned expressly to alleviate unpleasant fumes that often accompany sculptured nail application, these systems could ultimately replace more conventional, high-odor systems almost completely, according to some manufacturers, contributing to a more pleasant salon work environment.
Keywords: Alpha 9 American International Industries Aqua Nails CND EMA