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Controlling chemical hazards in the nail salon industry.
Spencer AB; Estill CF; McCammon JB; Johnston OE
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 171-05v, 1997 Apr; :1-17
Through a combination of work practices, appropriate selection of artificial nail materials, and a ventilated manicure table, it is easy to reduce hazardous exposures in the salon. However, proper maintenance of the ventilation system; good housekeeping; and trained technicians, who know the correct use of equipment, are all necessary for the greatest exposure reduction.
Methacrylates; Dermatitis; Allergies; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Hazards; Contact-dermatitis; Bronchial-asthma; Allergic-reactions; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Ventilation; Ventilation-equipment; Respiratory-system-disorders; Allergic-disorders; Sensitization
Field Studies; Control Technology
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