Wonderful news for nail salon workers in SF!

Monday, November 08, 2010

By Dana Ginn Paredes

Exciting news! The San Francisco Board of Supervisors UNAMINOUSLY passed the Nail Salon Recognition Ordinance (11-0) which is the city's first program that promotes and awards nail salons who use three-free nail polish products! After the Mayor signs it, the ordinance will go into effect in 30 days!

The three chemicals considered dangerous and found in most nail polishes are toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde. Public health advocates say exposure to them can lead to headaches, dizziness and asthma.

Congratulations to the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Asian Law Caucus and Environment California for leading this important effort and setting a greener standard for other cities to follow.

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