Nail and Hair Salons
Workers in salons use, and are exposed to, a variety of potentially harmful chemicals. These include solvents, toluene, acrylates, adhesives, phthalates and formaldehyde. Often salons are poorly ventilated, increasing the concentration of chemicals in the air.
TURI provides resources for cosmetology workers and salon owners that explain the hazards of the materials they use, and helps them find safer alternatives.
Read about the work conducted in nail salons in Norfolk County supported by a TURI grant.
Learn more about protecting workers and the public from the Boston Public Health Commission's Safe Nail Salons program.
The California Nail Salon Environmental Health and Safety Information Portal is a searchable interface linking to scientific resources for nail salon worker health and safety.