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20/20 Investigation Discovers Unsanitary Conditions in Nail Salons

By Mark Bush  May. 16, 2011 10:17a

Consumers who go to nail salons need to be observant as to the general condition of the salon to avoid illness. 20/20 investigators went to different manicure salons in different states. Twenty seven of the salons tested had potential disease causing fungi and bacteria. They visited salons in Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, California and Boston; almost all of the manicure stations visited tested positively for bacteria which was potentially harmful.

A doctor who is an expert in salon related infections was hired to assist the investigation and said that one relevant problem is that almost half of the technicians are foreign immigrants that do not have English as their first language and may not be able to correctly read labels on cleaning and disinfectant products. Discount salons that offer low prices also tend to have employees who are less skilled and they purchase lower quality or diluted disinfectants.

What to Look For in Nail Salons

In order to increase your chances of being serviced by a safe salon, take the following safety precautions:

  • Ask the staff how the equipment and any tools used are cleaned in between customers
  • Check to see if the salon has a license
  • Observe the cleanliness of the salon in general. Look to see if it's free of dirt, check if the drains and sinks have hair and debris in them
  • Ask how the pedicure spas area cleaned and sanitized

Other Problems with Salons

There are a number of problems that can arise when careless or incompetence occurs in a salon such as improper use of chemicals causing burns, damage to hair or inhalation of toxins. Burns from lasers, waxing and even injuries from Botox injections can cause serious and permanent injury. If you have been injured in a beauty salon accident in the San Diego area, you should contact a San Diego personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. At the Law Office of Mark Bush, we can help you. You deserve to be compensated for any injuries and those who caused the injury need to be held accountable so that similar harm does not fall upon others.

In an initial consultation, we will go over the details of your beauty salon accident case at no charge. So please feel free to contact a San Diego personal injury lawyer at our firm to arrange an appointment today.

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