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As you know we are passionate about producing a personable and quality nail service at every visit. As we see it, our job does not end when applying your last coat of polish. It is our responsibility to continue to educate our clients about proper nail care.
Many nail technicians have joined forces with many big names in the beauty industry such as OPI, EZ Flow, Young Nails and Creative Nail Design (just to name a few)in working together to completely ban a toxic and carcinogenic chemical known as Methyl Methacrylate, or MMA. This chemical is most often traced to monomer (nail liquid). During the 1970?s the FDA investigated the chemical and took action against any nail manufacturer using MMA as an additive to their monomers. The FDA claims “MMA is a poisonous substance and should not be allowed.” Today, most reputable nail companies, use an EMA (Ethyl Methacrylate) based monomer, it has been deemed much safer for the beauty industry. MMA is used for creating products such as prosthetics and plexi-glass.
“In chemistry, one small alteration such as adding an extra Carbon or Hydrogen atom can mean the difference between making a potentially harmful poison or something that is not harmless when used by the professional. Although close cousins, EMA has a slight, but significantly different molecular structure than MMA. This gives EMA the desirable acrylic qualities without the undesirable side effects so often seen with MMA. Only three atoms distinguish the difference between EMA and MMA. However, this small chemical difference makes EMA much safer,” according to Consumer Alerts at Beautyweb.com.
MMA based monomers create extremely durable nails, due to rigidly adhered acrylics that are almost impossible to break. However, when they do break, they break not at the stress point of the nail but rather splitting on the nail bed causing serious nail damage, possibly permanently. Other health hazards include; nail infections, respiratory problems and eye, nose and throat irritation, permanent nail deformities, severe allergic reactions, and known to be carcinogenic (cancer causing).
Indications that MMA has been used on you, friends, and family:Salons that use MMA based acrylics usually grab your attention with their extremely low-priced services, charging $13-18 for a fill-in. One reason for the low prices is because MMA based liquid cost 1/6 th of the price of an EMA based liquid. You might also notice an unusually powerful noxious odor; did you get a headache after leaving the salon? Many times, the person doing your nails is more then likely wearing a mask, yet has not offered you one. Did you notice if their license and inspection report was posted near their station or if the nail technician doing your nails was wearing acrylic nails, probably not! Did they explain what products they use and what each product does?
If they are secretive or had a hard time educating you about any product used, you might consider seeking a more educated technician. Did you see any products that were of name brand for the nail industry in their original packaging other than polish? These are just a few signs that you have been in contact with MMA.
If you are interested in doing further research, I have included a few links,
Talk with friends and family who also get their nails done about their experiences at a nail salon. Be sure to ask them what products their nail tech uses. Are they happy with the experience where they are going? You are more then welcome to share my research with them contact me if they have any questions. Like I said before, I am here to educate as well as make your nails shine with confidence. _