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San Francisco Recognizes Healthy Nail Salons

San Francisco’s Healthy Nail Salon Program aims to reward nail salons that make safer choices for their employees, customers, and the environment.

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UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of keratinocyte carcinoma — a type of non-melanoma skin cancer — in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts

The findings by three nail industry scientists contradict the conclusions of a medical report that warns of an increased risk of cancer on the hands after exposure to a UV nail light.

On My Mind: Fear Factor Doesn't Fly With Us

Risé Carter of NSI, Doug Schoon of CND, Paul Bryson of OPI, and numerous other manufacturers and nail techs have sent letters to Dr. Oz. I encourage you to do the same. Go watch the video and then click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.

Do You Know Where Your MSDS Are?

What you need to know about your Material Safety Data Sheets.

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

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.

Rumors of the Demise of Acrylic Are Greatly Exaggerated

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).

Storage Precautions Keep Salons and Products Up to Par

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.