The Toxic Truth About Nail Salons on National Radio Project Making Contact: 1/26

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)
http://www.radioproject.org/sound/2011/MakingCon_110126_promo.mp3

Description:

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.

Featuring:

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

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One response to “The Toxic Truth About Nail Salons on National Radio Project Making Contact: 1/26

  1. That’s why I use only odorless products in my nail salon. If you need help deciding how to choose a nail salon I found a good article. How to Decide Which Is the Right Nail Salon For You at ezine articles.

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