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.
Keywords: Doug Schoon HEPA LaShaun Brown-Glenn local salon exhaust Maisie Dunbar
October 1, 1998
Keywords: nail tech inventions 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
February 1, 1994
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.
June 1, 1992
If the volume of mail we receive from mothers-to-be is a fair gauge, there is grousing concern among nail technicians that their health and livelihood may be at stake by working with salon chemicals.
Keywords: MSDS overexposure ventilation working while pregnant
July 1, 1988
The Protective Hood is easy to see through, with a replaceable face shield to keep vision clear
September 1, 1986
Colorado's Rule 11-A not specific enough and salon owners were uncomfortable with general terms such as "sufficiently."