The Nail Centre
training courses for the modern nail technician
WHY DON'T YOU WEAR A MASK?
The answer is simple, BECAUSE I USE SAFE PRODUCTS, I don't need to.
If you've been in a salon where the technicians are wearing masks have you ever wondered why they are wearing them???
Have you been in a salon where they wear masks and wondered why???
Again the answer is simple, they may be trying to protect themselves from a hazardous substance called
Methyl Methacrylate or MMA.
Methyl Methacrylate or MMA
This is a product that originates from the dental industry, it is used for making bridges and crowns. IN IT'S LIQUID STATE IT SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN A CONTROLLED LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT. IT WAS NOT DESIGNED TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH SKIN OR NAILS.
"Contact can irritate the eyes, skin, nose and throat"
How it can affect you when you breathe it in
"MMA can irritate your lungs causing coughing and/or shortness of breath."
"Higher exposures can cause a build up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema)"
"MMA may damage the nervous system causing numbness (pins and needles), and/or weakness in the hands and feet"
"MMA may affect the liver and kidneys"
"High exposure can cause dizziness, irritability, difficulty with concentration and reduced memory"
Fingernails after MMA has been used.
How you can tell if MMA is being used:
I ONLY use and sell products which I buy direct from Cuccio UK, a long extablised professional brand which is not available in retail outlets.
The quotes above are from the New Jersey Department of Health.
Report revision July 2002
If you would like further information about MMA visit the following :