Boulder, CO — The amount of air pollutants in nail salons can make working in one comparable to working at an oil refinery or in an auto repair garage, according to a study from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Washington – Seeking to continue their legal fight to force the Food and Drug Administration to consider banning formaldehyde from hair-straightening products, the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth filed a motion July 28 to deny the federal agency’s attempt to have the case dismissed.
Washington – Two nonprofit groups have filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for “failure to protect” salon workers and consumers from hair straightening treatments containing formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen and allergen.
Nail and hair salon workers are routinely exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals that can cause respiratory issues, skin disorders and other health problems. As recent reports bring attention to the hazards these workers face, safety advocates are calling for stronger protections.
Washington – OSHA is not doing enough to protect nail-salon workers from frequent exposures to toxic chemicals that may lead to respiratory problems, skin disorders, miscarriages and other serious health complications, according to a pair of lawmakers.