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Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety Publications

  • UV Lamps for Nail Gels - Facts, Science, and Common Sense
    All scientific evidence demonstrates that UV nail lamps are safe
    English| Vietnamese
  • Ergonomic Basics for Nail Professionals
    Repetitive stress injury can be avoided– learn how in this helpful brochure.
    English |  Spanish |  Korean |  Vietnamese
  • Facts about Salon Nail Polish Products for Consumers
    Repetitive stress injury can be avoided– learn how in this helpful brochure.
    English | Spanish | Korean | Vietnamese
  • Gel manicures and pedicures
    What, why, and how about this popular nail trend
  • Guideline for Cleaning and Disinfecting Manicuring and Enhancement Equipment
    A handy reference for Nail Professionals on proper manicure & enhancement equipment cleaning/disinfecting.
  • Guideline for Controlling and Minimizing Inhalation Exposure to Nail Products
    A “must have” for Nail Professionals to minimize inhalation exposure in the salon.
    English | Spanish | Korean | Vietnamese
  • Guideline for Controlling and Minimizing Skin Exposure to Nail Products
    Using these guidelines will help ensure healthy nail product application.
    English | Spanish | Vietnamese
  • Investigation of the Potential for Microbial Contamination in Nail Polish (2008)
    Nail polish brushes are safe for use on multiple clients – learn the details here.
    Why shouldn’t it be used in nail enhancement products?
    English |  Spanish Korean | Vietnamese
  • Methyl Methacrylate Monomers What is MMA?
    Why shouldn’t it be used in nail enhancement products?
    English | Spanish | Korean| Vietnamese
  • Nail Hardeners: Formaldehyde or Formalin?
    What is really used in those nail hardeners? Here are the facts.
    English | Korean | Vietnamese
  • Nail Salon Workers: Health and Safety, Working Conditions, Compensation and Demographics
    Discover why being a nail salon worker can be a good thing.
    English | Spanish | Korean | Vietnamese
  • Pedicure Equipment Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures
    Learn how to avoid build-up in pedicure tub pipes, helping to keep equipment running at peak performance
    English | Spanish | Korean | Russian | Vietnamese
  • UV Gel Manicures
    Proper Removal for Continued Nail Health.
  • UV Nail Lamp Study
    Yes, UV Nail Lamps are safe for use – find out just how little the exposure really is
    English | Spanish | Korean | Vietnamese
  • What to Look Out for in a Nail Salon
    Feel comfortable entering a salon by looking for key indicators of good hygiene and proper application.
    English | Spanish | Korean | Vietnamese


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