Sister nail and spa
5024 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago
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Happy Nails
1508 E 55th St, Chicago
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Fairy Nail
5222 S Harper Ave, Chicago
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T T Nails
4854 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago
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Friend's Hair & Nail Salon
1711 E 55th St, Chicago
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Hyde Park Nail Salon
1400 E 47th St, Chicago
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G Nails
118 E 51st St, Chicago
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Magic Nail Shop
229 E 47th St, Chicago
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Taday Nails & Spa
4357 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago
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J Nails
6309 S King Dr, Chicago
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Nail Masters
5032 S State St, Chicago
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City Nails
5401 S Wentworth Ave # 11C, Chicago
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Diva Nails Spa
736 W Garfield Blvd, Chicago
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C T Nail
5058 S Halsted St, Chicago
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63rd Nails
6237 S Union Ave, Chicago
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Tips To Toes Nails
1867 E 71st St, Chicago
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Jessie's Nails
7115 S State St, Chicago
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King Nails
329 E 35th St, Chicago
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777 Nails
7344 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago
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Maxim Nails
3469 S King Dr, Chicago
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More About Nail Salon Services from Wikipedia


A nail salon or nail bar is a specialty beauty salon establishment that primarily offers nail care services such as manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. Often, nail salons also offer skin care services. Manicures are also offered by general beauty salons, spas and hotels. People who work at nail salons are usually called "nail technicians or manicurists or 'Nailists' (the well-known appellation of nail technicians in Vietnam, Japan and some Southeast Asian countries)."


Nail salons offer a variation of options for nail care. This includes acrylics, silk or fiberglass wraps, French manicures, polish, pedicures, etc. Some nail salons are offering one-stop beauty services. In addition to nail services, these one-stop nail salons offer facial treatments, waxing, and skin care.


Generally, those working in nail salons are called nail technicians. In some areas throughout the UK and USA, districts require nail technicians to have formal, state recognised qualifications in order to be able to grant licenses to the salons. Also nail salons have always been mainly for women, but since then men have become more distant from them.


Currently, the industry estimates that almost 40% of nail salon technicians in the US are Vietnamese women. The highest density of Vietnamese nail technicians is in California, where it is roughly 59%-80%.


Typical responses by workers when interviewed were:
"We know chemicals are dangerous, the owner tells us to wear mask"
"Says that chemicals are harmful so always need to keep the ventilator on and close lids, covers of chemicals surely."
*"Because I am young and pregnant and I don't want to breathe in the dust and chemicals – I'm afraid that it might affect my child later on"


=Chemical exposures
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Nail technicians use beauty products like nail polish, nail polish removers, artificial nails, adhesives, and disinfectants throughout the day. Compared to the average individual, they are exposed to the chemical ingredients the products contain on a much higher magnitude. Some of the more potent chemicals are toluene, formaldehyde, ethyl methacrylate (EMA), and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Nearly all chemicals are reported to be eye, skin, nose, and throat irritants. Some, like toluene and dibutyl phthalatesare known endocrine disruptors. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with endocrine system, which is regulated by hormones. These hormonal disruptors can potentially lead to tumors, birth defects, reproductive harm, neurological, developmental, and immune degradation. Research has suggested that endocrine disruptors pose the greatest risk during prenatal and postnatal development.


The following table is taken from the survey ''Results from a Community-based Occupational Health Survey Of Vietnamese-American Nail Salon Workers''. It lists the chemical ingredients found in nail salon products and associates them with potential health effects. ''Note that this is not an exhaustive list of all chemical compounds found for all nail products.''











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! Nail products !! Common chemical ingredients !! Potential health effects-Nail polishethyl acetateirritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; dermatitis
butyl acetateirritation eyes, skin, upper respiratory system; headache
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ethyl alcoholirritation eyes, skin, nose; headache, CNS syndrome; cough; liver damage; anemia; reproductive effects
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isopropyl alcoholirritation eyes, nose, throat; CNS syndrome, headache; dry, crackin skin
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acetoneirritation eyes, nose throat; headache; CNS syndrome; dermatitis
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methyl ethyl ketonesee above
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tolueneirritation eyes, nose throat; headache; CNS syndrome; dermatitis; dilated pupils, lacrimation; anxiety, muscle fatigue, insomnia; paresthesia; liver, kidney damage
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xyleneirritation eyes, nose, throat; headache; CNS syndrome; corneal damage; dermititis; reproductive effects
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dibutyl phthalateirritation eyes, upper respiratory system, stomach; reproductive effects (fetotoxic)
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nitrocelluloseunknown
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tosylamide/formaldehyde resindermatitis
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titanium dioxidelung fibrosis; potential occupational carcinogen
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nail polish removersacetonesee above
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ethyl acetatesee above
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butyl acetatesee above
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artificial nailsethyl methacrylateirritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; allergic contact dermatitis; respiratory sensitizer (asthmagen)
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methyl methacrylatesame as ethyl methacrylate
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butyl methacrylatesame as ethyl methacrylate
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methacrylic acidirritation eyes, skin, nose throat; allergic contact dermatitis
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methyl ethyl ketonesee above
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Nail tips adhesivesethyl cyanoacrylateirritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; allergic contact dermatitis
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artificial nail removersacetonesee above
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N-methyl pyrrolidonedermatitis, reproductive effects
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acetonitrileirritation eyes, nose throat; asphyxia; nausea, vomiting; chest pain; CNS syndrome; convulsions; in animals: liver, kidney damage
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There are organizations and coalitions such as the National Healthy Nail and Beauty Salon Alliance that address these worker rights and exposure issues nail technicians face. These movements provide the platform for conversations about environmental justice.


Relevant policies and regulations


State level

[California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005]
:::Enacted in 2005, this senate bill requires the full disclosure of all ingredients of products sold in California to the California Department of Health Services. In addition, if the substances are known to cause cancer or reproductive harm, the products will be subject to investigation by the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control.
California Proposition 65 (1986)
:::Enacted in 1986, this proposition requires the state of California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. All California businesses with ten or more employees must also provide "clear and reasonable" warning before exposing any individual to a chemical on the aforementioned list.


Federal level

*Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) (15 U.S.C § 2601)
:::Enacted in 1976, this federal act provides the [Environmental Protection Agency] the authority to regulate certain chemical substances.

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