HealthyAir® Ventilation for Nail Salons
- HealthyAir® Source Capture systems meet nail salon ventilation code
- Capture toxic chemical fumes
- Collect ultra-fine nail dust particles
- Protect your breathing zone
- Prevent inhalation of toxins
HealthyAir® Source Capture Systems are engineered to meet salon ventilation code requirements and these systems are currently used to improve indoor air quality to protect the health of employees and customers in thousands of nail salons in the USA, Canada and overseas.
Nail technicians who work in poorly ventilated nail salon spaces are routinely exposed to unsafe levels of toxic chemicals that are found in nail polishes, polish remover, artificial nails, and other nail products.
Industry studies report that about 30 chemicals or chemical categories appear to be commonly used in nail products, including: toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, methyl ethyl ketone, ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, acetone, acetonitrile, ethyl methacrylate, isopropyl acetate, methacrylic acid, methyl methacrylate (banned in many states), and quaternary ammonium compounds in disinfectants.
Substantial exposure to these chemicals is associated with adverse short-term effects such as headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, and irritation of the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
Potential health effects from long-term exposure include skin sensitization, cancer, and kidney and liver disease, as well as other effects on the reproductive, developmental, and nervous systems. The risk of experiencing these health effects depends on a variety of factors, including the nature of the exposure and individual susceptibility. Employees and customers may be exposed to chemicals by inhaling vapors or dust, through vapor contact with eyes and mucous membranes, or via direct skin contact with the nail products.
To reduce exposure to, and inhalation of, toxic chemicals and dust particles, OSHA guidelines and state regulations call for the use of Source Capture and Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems.
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HealthyAir® Source Capture® Systems
All HealthyAir® Source Capture® Systems effectively extract toxic vapors, mist and harmful particles from the work station, thereby producing a healthy breathing zone for both technicians and clients. Nail technicians and clients are often exposed to unsafe levels of toxic chemicals in nail and beauty salons.
Widely used and standard products, like nail polish, nail polish removers, and artificial nail supplies, contain a host of toxic chemical that are known or suspected to cause cancer, reproductive harm, occupational asthma and other adverse health effects.
Professionals who work in nail salons are particularly at risk, given that they are routinely exposed to toxic products on a daily basis while often working in poorly ventilated spaces.