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Chemicals Risk for Nail Salon Workers

A study conducted by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California involving 80 Vietnamese women from 20 different salons in California claims that Toulene, a solvent used in nail salons can cause illness.

Toulene was said to be associated with neurological, reproductive, and endocrine damage, and workers in the study wore a monitor that measured amounts of the chemical – along with ethyl acetate, and isopropyl acetate.

The study found that average toluene levels were about twice the recommended amount to the employees. Reports also said that nearly thirty-five percent reported irritations of the nose, throat, lungs, skin, and eyes. The study recommended more worker safety, including policy changes to occupational exposure limits, reports say.

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