Do you know | nails cause cancer? Research: Nail salons are as dangerous as refineries!

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 Do you know | nails cause cancer? Research: Nail salons are as dangerous as refineries!


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The effect of manicure is good, but the material of Manicure smells terrible. There are always some costs behind the beauty.

Nail products contain a large number of chemicals, which will penetrate the human body in a subtle way. Occasionally, the impact is not obvious, but nail salesmen who stay in this environment all day can be said to be unable to prevent these violations. The whole process of nail-making is a doomed battle with these chemicals with your body.

The First Gate: All-pervasive Chemical Infringement

Nail products contain a large number of chemical substances, and are flooded in the environment in various forms such as steam, dust, mist. Long-term and continuous contact with these substances will lead to the accumulation of harmful substances in the body, causing irreversible harm to the body.

Nail polish, nail polish, nail polish... In these products, which are familiar to metropolitan beauty, there are chemicals that pose a great threat to the body. From the following table, we can clearly understand the harmful substances contained in commonly used nail products:

We can see that these chemicals are not only harmful to the nail salesmans body at present, but also may affect her children if the nail salesman is pregnant.

In 2017, Dr. Lupita Montoya of the University of Colorado spent 18 months on-the-spot testing formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene in six methyl salons in Colorado. Researchers say that nail mechanics are exposed to the same concentration of chemicals as workers in Refineries or automobile repair factories.

It was found that formaldehyde concentration ranged from 5.32 to 20.6 micrograms per cubic metre (one microgram corresponds to 0.001 milligrams). This concentration has exceeded the minimum risk of EPA for squamous cell carcinoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia. Benzene exposure was 3.13-51.8 UG per cubic metre, which also exceeded the EPAs minimum risk threshold for leukemia.

Continuing to work in this environment means that nail salons are testing around the edge of cancer every day.

Second and Third Gates: Physical and Biological Injuries with Super Endurance

Manicurists lie on the workbench for a long time during their work. Hands, wrists, forearms and elbows are placed on a rigid plane, which can damage muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. Unreasonable worktable height and low brightness light will aggravate these injuries.

At the same time, biological hazards include bacteria, fungi and viruses. If nail stylists are in contact with infected blood from colleagues or customers, they may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or they may be infected by fungi by touching the skin of infected customers or using unwashed equipment.

These injuries lurk in every detail of the working process, accumulating little by little, which may not perceive the impact on itself. Once the body sends a signal, it indicates that the critical value of qualitative change is reached, or the body is calling for help from the brain.

Realizing that the problem is just the beginning

In fact, the nail salons infringement on chemical, physical and biological levels can be avoided or alleviated. It is only a beginning to realize this problem.

In order to alleviate the interference of chemical products, local exhaust ventilation system or air purification device can be installed near the worktable, so that harmful substances can be diffused in time, and fresh air can enter the outdoor.

The manicurist can pack large cans of products into small cans to reduce the amount of chemicals; tighten the lid when not in use and place it in a ventilated place; pour used fertilizers into metal garbage cans with automatic closing caps in time, and ensure that the lining of garbage cans is replaced at least once a day.

At the same time, in order to avoid contact with chemical products, manicurists should wear disposable gloves in their work, wash hands carefully before and after service, and dont loose clothes on their bodies, so as to avoid dropping liquid on the skin after leaking.

Nail stylists can make nails more beautiful and tidy, but behind the beauty should not be at the expense of the health of practitioners.

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