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RE: Potential Health Effects from Nail Salon Chemicals

My suspicion is that it has to do with the use of acetone in applying acrylic nails.  Questions were raised here in Minnesota about the disposal of waste acetone after a county hazardous waste inspector learned about some salons that were disposing of it down the drain.  The discussion also brought up the issue of health effect of acetone fume inhalation for customers and employees.

I posted a question about this to P2Tech back in June 2000 - unfortunately, no real conclusions on what to do about it were reached.


Mark Snyder
Pollution Prevention Specialist
Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance

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> From: 	Weiler.Edward@epamail.epa.gov[SMTP:Weiler.Edward@epamail.epa.gov]
> Reply To: 	Weiler.Edward@epamail.epa.gov
> Sent: 	Friday, January 19, 2001 12:42 PM
> To: 	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject: 	Potential Health Effects from Nail Salon Chemicals
> Typically  on Fridays here at EPA, I get calls for which I do not have a clue.  Today is no exception.  Is anyone aware of a systematic  look at the chemicals that are commonly used in nail salons?   The specific application that prompted the incoming call was "acrylic applications."  (I hope I have that right). 
> Please reply either to P2 Tech, or to: Ed Weiler (weiler.edward@epa.gov).  Thank you.