"Glossed Over," 2007

  "Glossed Over: Health Hazards Associated with Toxic Exposure in Nail Salons," February 2007. A Report by Women's Voices for the Earth ( A look at the health hazards associated with toxic exposure in nail salons and recommendations for improving conditions for nail salon employees and customers. Download PDF file (671.02 kB)

"Glossed Over" (Vietnamese)

  Women's Voices for the Earth "Glossed Over" report in Vietnamese. Download PDF file (3.72 MB)

"Beneath the Skin," 2007

  "Beneath the Skin: Hidden Liabilities, Market Risk and Drivers of Change in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Industry". Publication of the Investor Environmental Health Network ( A discussion of health risks begins on page 10; ingredients and associated health impacts are included in Appendix A. Download PDF file (2.03 MB)

"Protecting the Health of Nail Salon Workers," March 2007

  Publication of the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics and Office of Administration and Resource Management. This report includes best shop practices and checklists. Download PDF file (1.04 MB)

EPA Checklist

  Checklist for best management practices at nail salons published in Vietnamese in 2007. Download PDF file (105.83 kB)

New Ecology Nail Salon Report, 2006

  Vietnamese Healthy Nail Salon Initiative report titled: "Toxicity, Safety and Performance Evaluation of Alternative Nail Products." The report resulted from a study sponsored by the TURI grant program. Download PDF file (3.16 MB)

"Artificial Fingernail Products"

  Artificial Fingernail Products A HESIS Guide to Chemical Exposures in the Nail Salon