A new bill aiming to better protect beauty salon workers from the chemical hazards they routinely face is making its way through the California legislature. While beauty salons don’t normally conjure images of occupational hazards like some other occupations do, say for instance construction work or long-haul truck driving, the truth is that hairdressers, manicurists, and other salon workers face some of the biggest workplace risks with their daily exposures to toxic chemicals. Formaldehyde, a highly volatile and toxic compound that poses a substantial threat to human health, is commonly found in and released by certain hair-smoothing products used by salons, such ... Read More
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