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Aerovex Systems Chemical Source Capture System feat. Healthy Air Tech™ in the July Issue of Modern Salon

The importance of a healthy salon environment cannot be overstated. It is not only important for the safety and comfort of your stylists, but for your clients as well. Day in and day out, today’s stylists are working in a salon environment that exposes them to airborne chemicals which can cause “sensory irritation” issues and adversely affect their health, if proper salon ventilation is not provided.  By removing harmful chemicals from the breathing zone, the Chemical Source Capture System prevents inhalation of vapors & fumes that occur during keratin smoothing services, color, permanent wave and other chemical hair treatments.

Healthy Air™ Source Capture Systems with eHEPA™ technology – only available from Aerovex Systems,  http://www.healthyair.net/Pages/EHepaVsHepa.aspx

 

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Healthy Air™ Source Capture Systems for Keratin Smoothing and Nail Salons are Easy To Use!

All Healthy Air™ Source Capture systems are easy to assemble, use and maintain!  Below are videos for both our  Healthy Air™ Chemical Source Capture System for Brazilian blowouts and  Healthy Air™ Nails Source Capture System for removal of nail dust and chemical vapors.

Healthy Air™ source capture ventilation is the key to taking salon air pollution out of the breathing zone of your staff and removing it using patented eHEPA™  and advanced activated carbon technology.

See for yourself how  Healthy Air™ from Aerovex Systems  not only beats the competition when it comes to advanced features and performance, but ease of use and maintenance as well :)

 

 

 

 

Why Choose Aerovex?

For over 25 years Aerovex Systems has been dedicated to making the air you breathe better.  As a founding member of the Professional Keratin Smoothing Council, Aerovex Systems has been a leader in promoting proper ventilation in both hair and nail salon environments, focusing on proper keratin hair smoothing ventilation and source capture ventilation for nail salon dust and odor.

Most recently Aerovex Systems has teamed up with Healthy Air, Inc. in developing state of the art source capture systems for both keratin treatments and nail salon applications.

So why choose Aerovex?  The answer is simple…

Healthy Air Chemical Source Capture System – The Most Advanced System for Keratin Treatment Ventilation

Aerovex Systems Chemical Source Capture System with new Healthy Air™ technology is designed specifically to remove formaldehyde vapors from the breathing zone of hair stylist’s performing keratin hair smoothing services.

We have consulted with hundreds of professional cosmetologists and incorporated their input into our new Chemical Source Capture System.  Highly effective, affordable, extremely user friendly, and yes, quiet!  The next generation of salon ventilation has arrived!

Joining forces with Healthy Air™ technologies, we have created the most powerful and advanced Chemical Source Capture System designed for salon chemical fume extraction.  Healthy Air™ technology eliminates formaldehyde and chemical vapors in keratin hair smoothing treatments and other hair chemical services.                                            

The new Chemical Source Capture System with Healthy Air™ technology is uniquely designed to combine eHEPA technology with advanced activated carbon filtration.

Healthy Air™ utilizes an advanced eHEPA technology to capture submicron airborne particles as well as microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi, with efficiencies exceeding standard HEPA grade filters.

Healthy Air™ also utilizes an advanced activated carbon filter in combination with an energy field to provide sufficient dwell time to effectively adsorb / decompose salon chemical vapors and odors.

Say goodbye to watery eyes, itchy throat and all the other sensory irritations that come with performing Brazilian keratin treatments!

For more information on this cutting edge salon technology go to  aerovexsystems.com or call 1-800-288-2023 today!

 

 

 

Source Capture Ventilation Key to Proper Keratin Straightening Treatments

 

 


Dependable keratin hair-smoothing/straightening companies will state “use proper salon ventilation during the entire hair smoothing service” in their manufacturer’s instructions and training manuals.  Many salon owners are unaware that to fully protect the stylist, client & salon environment, they need a “chemical source capture system” to provide proper ventilation.

I’ve asked numerous salon owners and stylists what type of ventilation they provide for their keratin hair straightening services, and they usually report using fans & opening windows/doors.  Some report only doing these services at night so their other clients aren’t subject to the fumes/vapors. New ventilation technologies and systems have been developed specifically for salons that offer keratin hair smoothing/straightening services. These systems will help salon owners to comply with current and potentially more restrictive OSHA requirements.  

A salon “chemical source capture system” protects the stylist and client’s breathing zone. An effective salon air purifier will cleanse the air in the stylist’s workstation area & circulate fresh air throughout the salon. Special filters are available which are designed to remove salon vapors/odors & dusts from the buildings’ HVAC system. The bonus is that salons using these innovative salon ventilation control measures and systems will also benefit from the reduction of vapors/odors & dusts created from providing a range of chemical services, including color, bleach, artificial nail services and hair removal.

Patented Healthy Air Technology Now Available in Aerovex Systems’ Chemical Source Capture Systems

Healthy Air TM technology protects the hair stylist’s & their client’s breathing zone by removing formaldehyde fumes and chemical vapors, odors and dusts produced during keratin hair smoothing treatments, at their source.

Dr. Karim Zahedi and a team of scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, developed the fundamental technology incorporated into the Healthy Air TM system.

Aerovex Systems and Healthy Air Inc. have worked together to design the completely new Healthy Air TM source capture system based on an enhanced HEPA technology, referred to as eHEPA.  The high energy field raises the capture efficiency and adsorption of keratin smoothing formaldehyde fumes and other salon chemical vapors and odors. This process also captures and decomposes airborne germs and viruses, while extending the useful life of the filter to four times longer than a HEPA filter.

eHepa and activated carbon filtration in combination with an energy field, holds pathogens, chemical vapors and odors in the filter longer so they can be adsorbed and decomposed. The end result is a system that removes the dangerous fumes from the breathing zone and then effectively captures them on filtration media, providing a cleaner and healthier air for salons.

This technology is exclusive to Aerovex Systems and not available in other source capture ventilation systems.

Now for the first time salons can remove germs and pathogens from your breathing zone and salon air along with chemical vapors and dusts produced during any hair salon chemical service.

 

The Chemical Source Capture System with Healthy Air Technology features a clear hood and easy to change plug and play filter system

Key features of the “Healthy Air” Chemical Source Capture System include:

·  Protects stylist’s & client’s “breathing zone”

·  Cleans the air from chemicals and particles

·  New eHEPA™ technology combines the use of a high energy field with   traditional HEPA filtration process

·  Enhanced activated carbon filtration

·  Electronic control panel with remote control

·  Newly designed clear hood with LED lighting

·  Sturdier, solid ergonomic design

·  Quiet: approx. 58 dBa at 6 feet

·  Notification for filter change

·  Portable with wheels for easy relocation

·  Exceeds OSHA requirements

For more information on how to protect you and your clients breathing zones  call 1.800.288.2023 or go to www.aerovexsystems.com

 

 

 

The All In One Solution To Achieving Clean Air In Your Nail Salon

 

Do you ever wish you could solve multiple problems with one easy solution?  For the modern nail salon, the two main indoor air pollution problems  are easy to identify:  Chemical Fumes & Nail Dust. Until now, the hard part has been figuring out how to eliminate these two very different types of pollution in one easy way.

Nail dust is released into the air any time you file the nail, especially when using electric nail drills.  These particles, much of which are microscopic, enter the air as soon as they leave the nail bed and then float about your salon and eventually end up everywhere – your clothes, your salon furniture, and the worst place of all, inhaled into your lungs.  So how do we solve this problem?  Fortunately, it is easy – by capturing the dust BEFORE it gets a chance to float about your salon, using a small source capture system such as the Sunflower II dust collector lamp.

The Sunflower II is mounted to the nail table and is positioned over the work area to literally vacuum up particles as they leave the client’s hand, using powerful suction to draw the nail dust in and capture it using it’s dual layered filter system.  Equipped with a powerful halogen light, the Sunflower not only prevents the nail dust from polluting your salon air, it illuminates the area under it, where the nail technician is working.

Now for the problem of chemical odor:  The nail industry uses a wide array of chemicals to ultimately achieve what their customers desire.  You know the usual suspects – ethyl methacrylate (EMA), benzoyl peroxide, poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA), ethyl acetate, ethanol, and of course acetone.  To rid your salon of these air pollutants you need a whole salon air purification system that draws the polluted air in, scrubs it free of chemical vapor, and returns clean air into the salon.  “The One That Works” Salon Air Purifier does just that by drawing polluted air in a 360 degree fashion through a bed of activated carbon, trapping chemical fumes and locking them away safely.  A “fountain flow” of clean air continuously circulates throughout the salon.   “The One That Works” machine-washable dust filter also removes any residual dust from the air.

Flimsy and ineffective surgical type facial dust masks are not recommended to be worn by technicians.  A properly fitted, high quality, N-95 Rated nail dust mask will greatly reduce a nail technician’s exposure to nail dust.  A case of (20) of these professional nail technician facial dust masks are included with the Aerovex Systems “All In One” Nail Salon Ventilation Package.

By combining the power of source capture ventilation provided by the Sunflower II, the chemical vapor & nail dust trapping properties of The One That Works Salon Air Purifier, and professional nail technician Facial Nail Dust Masks into one package, the modern salon owner can make sure the air their valued nail technicians and clients breathe is clean and safe, ensuring healthy & happy employees and clientele.

 

 

Proper Salon Ventilation Control Measures Appropriate For All Salon Chemical Services

 These recommended control measures include a “Three Zone Protection” approach to salon ventilation

 

Your Breathing Zone

1. Source capture ventilation is to protect both the stylist’s and client’s breathing zone and prevent overexposure to excessive levels of formaldehyde.

The easiest and most efficient way to prevent vapors and dust from getting into the salon is to provide the hair stylist with a source capture ventilation system. A source capture system protects the “breathing zone” of the stylist — the two-foot radius in front of the mouth.  Every breath we take comes from the breathing zone.  It is important to keep that area clean. And, if that area is clean — if the vapors and dust are captured immediately — then they don’t become inhaled or make it past the work station and into the salon.  If anything does get past the source capture system, it would be adsorbed by the whole-salon unit (salon room air purifier).

Source capture systems intake the chemical vapors that are created when stylists apply chemical treatments to the hair, during blow drying, and flat ironing. Then they adsorb and contain the vapors.  As with the larger, whole-salon ventilator (room air purifier), the adsorbent material needs to be changed regularly as it becomes saturated with salon chemicals.

While source capture systems are all meant to accomplish the same thing, the quality of them dramatically differs. “These are not magic boxes,” says Doug Schoon of Schoon Scientific Regulatory Consulting LLC.  He recommends stylists choose a unit with a four inch bed of absorbent material that the air has to pass through. “It needs to be a hefty, thick bed,” says Schoon.

Together, “source capture” and salon air purification systems minimize what becomes part of the air.  Stylists benefit in two ways:  First, they will breathe clean air — which makes for happier lungs while helping to eliminate sensory irritation (burning eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose, headaches).  Second, they will never have to be concerned about the smell of the salon.

 


Your Salon

 

2.  Room air purification to cleanse the work station air and further reduce the potential of overexposure to formaldehyde or other salon vapors and dusts found in the salon.

All salon chemical vapors including formaldehyde are heavier than air and tend to migrate to the floor.  It is important to choose a unit which the not only contains sufficient amount of adsorbent material, (i.e. 8 lbs activated carbon), but also moves a sufficient volume of air, (400 to 600 cubic ft. per minute).  A unit which provides a “Fountain Flow” of air by forcing clean air towards the ceiling will create the necessary airflow pattern to scrub contaminants from the salon air. Because salon vapors are in greatest concentrations at floor level, choose a unit designed to capture pollutants at the floor level.

Your Building

 

3.  HVAC filters designed specifically to remove formaldehyde and other salon vapors and dusts from the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.

A building’s ventilation system, whether in a strip mall or a stand-alone structure, is called the HVAC system.  This stands for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning.  This is your first line of attack.  The HVAC system brings fresh air to the salon and pushes it from one room to another.  This system needs to be professionally maintained by a specialist.  The specialist will change the filters, and properly balance and clean the system every year.  An HVAC system removes mold, mildew, dust, etc., providing relatively fresh air to a building.

Most salons are only using residential, standard HVAC fiberglass filters, which are inadequate for the removal of salon specific chemical vapors and dust. Special Salon HVAC filters are available which have an increased dust holding capacity and are composed of rinse-able layers of electrostatic polypropylene grids that collect and trap dust.  Designed specifically for salons these filters are composed of an interchangeable activated carbon panels which captures and removes salon specific chemical vapors.

 

 Source capture ventilation, room air purifiers and HVAC filters designed specifically for removing salon vapors, mists and dusts have been developed and are highly effective for improving salon air quality.  This has been an often overlooked tool that all salons need in order to protect workers and clients.

 

Salons must begin to consider ventilation as an important tool. You can’t cut hair without shears; and you can’t have a safe salon environment without proper and effective ventilation.

Proper Ventilation: A Hot Topic In The Salon Industry

Hair stylists are exposed to airborne chemical contaminants on a daily basis.  The salon industry is notorious for having improper ventilation in place to protect salon workers from overexposure to salon chemical vapors, mists and dusts.  An incomplete understanding of both salon ventilation control measures and OSHA regulatory requirements are factors which often contribute to respiratory illness of hair stylists who are exposed to airborne chemical contaminants on a daily basis.  Recent advancements in salon ventilation technologies have been introduced to the salon industry, which when used and maintained properly, can allow salon workers to provide all types of salon chemical services in a safe working environment without compromising their health.

 

There are two types of ventilation:

Source capture ventilation is designed to capture salon chemical vapors and dusts at or near its source, protecting the hair stylists’ breathing zone, and preventing inhalation of, or dispersing of contaminants into the salon air.

The system pictured above shows an example of source capture ventilation supplemented by a whole salon air purifier (bottom right)

General exhaust ventilation (also called dilution ventilation) is different from source capture ventilation because instead of capturing emissions at their source and removing them from the air, general exhaust ventilation allows the chemical vapors & dusts to be emitted into the salon air and breathing zone of the hair stylist, and then possibly inhaled into the cosmetologist’s respiratory system.  General ventilation then dilutes the concentration of contaminants to an acceptable level.

Salon ventilation has become a hot topic with the introduction of keratin hair smoothing services.  Formaldehyde vapors are released into the air when heat is applied during blow drying and flat ironing of the hair, as well as during application of keratin hair smoothing products which contain formaldehyde releasing ingredients.  Repeated overexposure to formaldehyde vapors can cause “sensory irritation”, (i.e. burning / watery eyes, scratchy throat and runny nose).  Other symptoms may include difficulty breathing, occupation-related asthma and other related skin allergic sensitivity.  To avoid this overexposure, proper salon ventilation is vital.

Protect Yourself By Preventing Dust Inhalation In Your Salon

Dust.  It’s everywhere.  Nowhere is this more evident than in your nail salon.  The best way to control dust in a salon is with a professional source capture ventilation system designed to collect and remove dust particles from the air or to ventilate them to the outdoors.  With these systems in place, dust is collected at the source and removed from the salon air before it can spread throughout the building, pollute the air, and end up in the last place you want it, your lungs.

In addition to source capture ventilation technology in your salon, wearing a high quality, properly fitted dust mask greatly reduces exposure to nail dust inhalation.  Choosing  a mask specifically designed for dusts, mists and molds is very important.  These types of masks are vastly superior to the flimsy and ineffective surgical type masks that some nail techs use today.  Dust masks rated “N-95″ are highly effective and a great choice for dusts.

Check out the video below to see what salon industry expert Doug Schoon has to say about keeping your salon dust levels to a safe level.

Dangers of Electric Filing the Natural Nail

 

 

 

 

 

 

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