Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is working to
keep California consumers and workers, safe from the toxic chemicals that can
be found in some nail products. Salon workers, who often spend more than eight
hours a day in salons, are particularly vulnerable to exposures from toxic
chemicals. Nail products are known to contain such chemicals as dibutyl
phthalate (DBP), toluene, and formaldehyde. The Healthy Nail Salon Recognition
Program allows local jurisdictions in California to recognize salons that
follow voluntary, standardized, healthy nail salon guidelines.
Now that the guidelines are available, DTSC will be developing materials that local governments can use to adopt the program and engage nail salon workers, owners, and customers. If you'd like to receive updates on these materials, please sign up for DTSC's HNSR e-list.
Assembly Bill AB2125, (Ch. 564, Stats. 2016) added section 25257.2 to the chapter 6.5 of the Health and Safety Code, which required DTSC to publish guidelines to assist local government agencies in California to voluntarily establish and implement Healthy Nail Salon Recognition (HNSR) Programs.
DTSC HNSR Program guidelines include:
Nail salons that choose to follow the voluntary HNSR Program guidelines will receive a sealed certification from their local government agency HNSR Program coordinators. DTSC also plans to release outreach material for program implementation, training of nail salon staff, and customer education program in early 2018.
Link to AB2125 Bill: