Health risks

Many people who work with acrylics aren’t aware of the risks. It is usually not the finished product of thermosetting plastic that is dangerous, but the chemical components that are mixed together to form the plastic. It is also important to remember that the odour free gels are acrylics. Most components in acrylics are irritating for eyes, skin and respiratory passages and give symptoms such as eczema, dry mucous membrane and asthma. Irritation occurs due to exposure to gases or aerosols, also dust that appears when grinding nails gives these symptoms if unreacted chemical components are left in the nail. In a nail salon there are other dangerous substances; for example; nail polish, nail strengtheners and polish remover can also give problems for the operator and client. To know what the products contain and what risks they constitute, always ask the supplier for a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).

Thermosetting plastics

There are many different kinds of rigid plastics for differentuses. Common to all of these plastics is that they are all manufactured using one or more components which react together and combine to form thermosetting plastic. One common thermosetting plastic is acrylic, which is used for nail sculpturing to build up artificial nails. The acrylic is hardened through UV-light, visual light or by adding a hardener. Cyanoactylates is used to glue the artificial nail on top of the natural nail.

When working with acrylics the risk of developing oversensitivity is increased, it is therefore very important to know the risks and how to protect the operator from them.


Filter verification

To verify the function and efficiency, the filter system has been tested by an independent governmental research institute, SP - Technical Research Institute of
Sweden, se test reports below.


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