Save the date! This Wednesday, January 26, Making Contact’s upcoming radio program, The Toxic Truth About Nail Salons, will be available on our website radioproject.org. For a preview of the program, click on the link below.
We take a look at the health impacts of chemical exposure in nail salons, the shoddy regulation of cosmetics, and the movement towards greener nail salons.
Making Contact—Edition #04-11— “The Toxic Truth about Nail Salons”
Listen to the first minute of the show here (our promo for stations to run)
If you’ve ever stepped into a nail salon, you know the smell of a chemical cocktail that hits you like an invisible wall. While consumers may tolerate it during a short visit, the nail salon workers find themselves stewing in a toxic bubble for years. On this edition, we take a look at the health impacts of chemical exposure, the shoddy regulation of cosmetics, and the movement towards greener nail salons.
Alisha Nga Tran, Patient Leadership Council facilitator, Asian Health Services; Dr. Thu Quach, Epidemiologist, Cancer Prevention Institute of California; My Tong, translator, health advocate at Asian Health Services; Lam Le, former nail salon worker and cancer survivor; Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All; Jamie Silberberger, Director of Programs and Policy at Women’s Voices for the Earth; Uyen Nguyen, Owner, Isabella Nail Salon; Sarah Vuong, employee at Isabella Nail Salon; Jill Adams, client, Isabella Nail Salon; David Chiu, President of San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Contributing Producer: Momo Chang
Producer/Online Editor/Host: Pauline Bartolone