Warning: Your Nail Salon May Be A Health Hazard

If your nail salon does not sterilize or disinfect their equipment AT ALL, then you are at risk. Why?

When you get a manicure or pedicure, the nail salon technician pushes back your cuticles and cuts off your dead skin. You might as well be wearing the shoes of every other woman who’s been there that day.

If your nail salon uses a sterilizer, but it looks like one of these white, plastic toasters, you are at risk. Why?

Unfortunately, many nail salons have what they think is a sterilizer, but really might as well be a toaster. These “plastic toasters” are officially called a “UV Sterilizer” which uses Ultra-Violet rays to TRY to kill bacteria. This does not work, and is absolutely not approved by the FDA for actual sterilization.

If your nail salon has a steam sterilizer, then your safety level is high.Why?

Saniclave 2000 sterilizer

There are many different steam sterilizers to choose from, and they range in price as well as quality.  But when it comes to the right sterilizer for a nail salon, the shorter the cycle, the better.

There are some that have very fast cycles but may cost more than most nail salons want to spend. If your nail salon has a sterilizer that looks like this, you know they’ve done their homework. It is only a 26 minute cycle, and is much more affordable than many other steam sterilizers.

Here’s where you can read more about the Saniclave sterilizer
http://www.sterilizers.com/RevolutionaryScience/revolutionary-science-RS-SC-200.asp

If your nail salon uses a dry heat sterilizer that looks like this, then your safety level is high  Why?

This dry heat sterilizer is FDA approved and will sterilize all instrument’s placed inside the chamber for at least 60 Minutes at 320F.

Here’s where you can read more about the Steri Dent sterilizer
http://sterilizers.com/sterident.asp

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