Salon Health And Safety

City nail salons are woefully underinspected by state agents — putting customers at risk of health problems like reproductive issues, asthma and even cancer, Public Advocate Letitia James warned Monday.

“The problem is that there are 5,000 nail salons throughout New York [state] … but there are only 27 inspectors,” James said as she unveiled a report, “How Safe is Your Nail Salon?”

“There’s a toxic trio of chemicals that are found in many nail salons that have been linked to reproductive harm, respiratory problems, asthma and cancer,” she said of formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and toluene.

The chemicals need to be handled with particular care and require proper ventilation and gloves, her report concluded.

View more at http://nypost.com/2014/09/15/city-seeking-a-mani-cure-for-toxic-salons/

City nail salons are woefully underinspected by state agents — putting customers at risk of health problems like reproductive issues, asthma and even cancer, Public Advocate Letitia James warned Monday.

“The problem is that there are 5,000 nail salons throughout New York [state] … but there are only 27 inspectors,” James said as she unveiled a report, “How Safe is Your Nail Salon?”

“There’s a toxic trio of chemicals that are found in many nail salons that have been linked to reproductive harm, respiratory problems, asthma and cancer,” she said of formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and toluene.

The chemicals need to be handled with particular care and require proper ventilation and gloves, her report concluded.

View more at http://nypost.com/2014/09/15/city-seeking-a-mani-cure-for-toxic-salons/

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