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The Price of Beauty: Nail Products Contain Harmful Chemicals

The demand for “mani/pedis” and other beauty salon services has grown steadily over the past few decades.  Nail salon and other cosmetology workers handle solvents, chemical solutions, glues, and cosmetic products that contain chemicals known to be carcinogenic and suspected to cause reproductive harm on a daily basis. Of the more than 380,000 nail technicians nationwide, a staggering 42% are of Asian descent.