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Healthy Nail Salons

Creating safe work places for nail salon workers

Laurie Foster
Tammy Dang
(Vietnamese & English)


Watch a video that shows how using a ventilation device reduces chemical exposure in a nail salon.

Watch a Video
Order a DVD/copy of the English or Vietnamese video or call Laurie at 206-263-3061.

Những thực hành lành mạnh cho tiệm móng tay

Xem một đoạn video cho thấy làm thế nào để sử dụng một thiết bị thông gió làm giảm nồng độ dung môi trong một tiệm móng tay Tổng quát về các bước thực hành làm giảm tối đa sự tiếp xúc với các hóa chất từ các sản phẩm chăm sóc móng và với vi khuẩn từ các dụng cụ chăm sóc móng cho cả nhân viên và khách hàng

Do you want to reduce the chemicals exposures in your nail salon? We offer no-charge visits and workshops to talk about how you can

  • get financial help to buy safety glasses, gloves, masks and safer chemicals
  • improve your ventilation
  • find safer, less toxic products and how to store them.
Overview of Nail Salon Issues
  Reducing Chemical Exposures in Nail Salons (English, PDF, 2 MB)
  Reducing Chemical Exposures in Nail Salons (with notes) (English, PDF, 2 MB)
  Reducing Chemical Exposures in Nail Salons – Ventilation (English, PDF, 2 MB)
  Reducing Chemical Exposures in Nail Salons – Ventilation (with notes) (English, PDF, 2 MB)
  How to Clean Foot Spas (English, PDF, 2 MB)
Poster for Community Outreach
  Health and Safety Information Poster for Nail Salon Technicians, Friends and Families (Vietnamese, PDF, 1 MB)
  Health and Safety Information Poster for Nail Salon Technicians, Friends and Families (English, PDF, 1 MB)
Media (External links)
  You Are Now Entering the Breathing Zone: Salon Ventilation Guide (Nails Magazine, 2/13)
How Ventilation Reduces Solvents in Nail Salons (Nails Magazine, 11/21/12)
King County Project Teaches Nail-salon Techs About Job’s Dangers (Seattle Times, 8/06/2012)
Lower Your Exposure to Salon Chemicals (English) (Nails Magazine, 8/23/12)
Lower Your Exposure to Salon Chemicals  (Vietnamese) (Viet Nail Magazine July/August, 2012) (PDF, 2 MB)
Partnering Organizations (External links)
  Boston Public Health Healthy Nail Salon Program - (Workshop materials available)
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle, (ECOSS) Vietnamese Healthy Nail Salon Project - (A partnership between nail salons, ECOSS, and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.)
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
National Healthy Nail and Beauty Salon Alliance
Occupational Safety & Health Administration - Health Hazards in Nail Salons
Oregon Collaborative for Healthy Nail Salons (OCHNS)
San Francisco Department of Environment, Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program
Washington State Department of Licensing, Cosmetologists (Nail Salons) - (Salon safety and sanitation guidelines, disciplinary actions from safety violations, Laws and Rules)