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Working in Nail Bars

Working in Nail Bars

Using nail products and other products several times every day can pose a risk to your health. This information leaflet has been developed to provide practical advice to those working in the nail industry.

The working in nail bars information sheet will give you practical advice on the effects of chemicals that you may be using and the practical measures you should be taking to protect you and your employees. 

  • Nail products including acrylic nail liquids can cause dermatitis and allergic reactions
  • Formaldehyde can be found in nail strengtheners. Exposure to formaldehyde may cause cancer
  • Exposure to dust generated from working on nails can cause wheezing and chest tightness

For further information on how to protect you and your employees from hazards in your workplace download and read the Working in Nail Bars Information Sheet