Health Alert:Nail Salon Health Hazard
If you regularly visit a nail salon or work in a nail salon, you could be at risk of developing a lung disease from inhaling the chemicals. Nail salons use a wide variety of toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, respiratory disease, disorders of the nervous and reproductive systems, and skin damage. Getting a manicure or pedicure can put you at risk for developing skin allergy, either from the glues or some of the chemicals or developing a skin infection.
Here’s the Protection Guidelines from www.msn.com under their fashion and beauty articles:
•Make sure there are no instruments that are dirty lying around.
•Make sure that the place is licensed.
•You should ask questions to the staff as far as how their instruments are cleaned or what type of chemicals are used.
•Disposable items such as nonmetal supplies like toe spreaders and emery boards cannot be disinfected, so make sure new ones are used for each customer.
•Avoid cutting the cuticles. try to encourage your beautician to push back cuticles, because each time you cut, you open yourself to infection. Cuticles are there to protect you. The same with your feet as well.
•You can even bring your own instruments to the salon. Some doctors say that’s a way to avoid infection. If you don’t, make sure the tools are properly sterilized, and anything that’s not metal is used only once.
•Finally, if you notice a problem on your hands or feet, be sure to see your doctor.