High cost of cheap manicures

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Judith Timson writes in the Toronto Star on April 30 about the growing health issue” of “mani-pedis” - manicures and pedicures - to the workers who provide them.

This was the focus of a recent event in Toronto sponsored by The National Network on Environments and Women’s Health (NNEWH), and Central Toronto Community Health Centres (CTCHC).  Activists from the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative spoke about the array of chemicals that nail salon workers - generally women - face in their jobs.

In her article, Timson quotes Anne Rochon Ford of NNEWH and the Executive Director of the CWHN, “We’re about 10 years behind where California is in bringing awareness of these issues.”

Read Cheap manicures can have a high health cost.