Myths. They are all around us. Whether it be urban legend or something that is related to our everyday life, it is important to dispel fiction from facts. This is especially important when it comes to things that you deal with everyday life and affect you directly, like your profession.
Doug Schoon, scientist and internationally known expert on the nail salon industry has laid out 10 popular myths related to artificial nails that will help modern nail technicians separate fact from fiction. Highlighted in this post is myth number 9 on Mr. Schoon’s list, “You should wear a mask when you do nails”.
When proper measures are taken, such as using a source capture ventilation system in your salon, nail dust masks are not necessary. By using these systems you capture the dust and vapor at the source of the problem, not allowing them to migrate into the salon air. Masks might work well for stopping dust, but have no effect on stopping harmful vapors from entering your body. Source capture systems take in this harmful vapor where the work is being done and capture them in a thick bed of activated carbon.
Check out this myth and others here as stated by Mr. Schoon here.