Scientists: air in nail salons promotes cancer
The air of nail salons is characterized by a high concentration of toxic substances - this circumstance is associated with a high risk of developing certain types of cancer.
American scientists from Colorado State University published data obtained in the study of air in nail salons in the journal Environmental Pollution. Researchers measured the levels of volatile substances in it - formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene. The air quality has been monitored by scientists for a year and a half, writes MedicForum.
As a result, experts stated that the atmosphere in nail salons is saturated with chemicals. Working in such an environment can lead a person to cancer, as evidenced by the findings.
"In all nail salons, the concentration of substances, especially formaldehyde and benzene, exceeded the minimum safe levels, which led to a significant increase in the risk of certain types of cancer - squamous cell carcinoma, nasopharyngeal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma and leukemia," the magazine quoted the authors of the project.
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They note that employees of many nail salons have to work in a poorly ventilated room. The most frequent ailments are headaches, irritation of the skin and eye mucosa. If the work in the nail salon lasts more than 20 years, this, according to the researchers, "increases the risk of developing cancer by a factor of a hundred compared to the baseline level."
As for clients of nail salons, for them visits there are safe, experts say. Unlike employees, customers spend little time indoors. At the same time, in the presence of severe allergies or asthma, the air of the salons saturated with chemicals can be dangerous.