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Tuesday, 3/13, 6:30 p.m. “Toxic-Free Nails Event”

Posted by mzoltan on March 12th, 2012

Professor Laura Goldin and students from the Environmental Studies program will be at the Toxic-Free Nails Event in Dedham, Mass. on Tuesday, March 13 to present their Nail Salon Study at this event, sponsored by the Toxic Use Reduction Institute at UMASS Lowell.

With the help of a community grant from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, the Norfolk County 7 Public Health Coalition is hosting an educational workshop for salon owners, employees and the public to learn how to improve air quality and public health.

Presentations from the Boston Public Health Commission, Brandeis University’s Environmental Studies program, raffle and more.

Learn about the health effects of the so-called “toxic-trio” of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate.
Learn what can be done to improve the health of employees and customers.

Students from Brandeis University will present results from an air quality study of 20 Boston nail salons from the Environmental Health and Justice Program.

The first 75 attendees will receive canvas gift bags full of safer products such as nail polish, nail polish remover, foot scrubs and more.

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. The event is free but space is limited so please register at the link below to reserve your seat.

Register here: Toxic-Free Nails Event

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