Salon Workers Have Growing Concerns Over Chemical Exposure

Salon workers across the cosmetology industry, including spa, hair, and nail salon employees, have begun to express workplace safety concerns.

Elevated Levels of Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Nail Salons: Study

A new study has replicated previous findings demonstrating there are toxic levels of carcinogenic chemicals in nail salons and in some cases the toxic levels can be higher than those found in auto garages and oil refineries. The study examined levels of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inside the air of nail salons. More specifically, the chemicals that are commonly found in nail products (benzene, formaldehyde, ethylbenzene, xylene and toulene) were measured inside of several nail salons. The study then went a step further and linked the presence of toxic chemicals in salons with self-reported adverse health symptoms of salon workers.

Cancer Warnings on Formaldehyde Blocked from Public by EPA

Regulatory capture of governmental agencies has reared its ugly head again. It is important to note that formaldehyde also makes … More