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Hidden Dangers in Nail Salons

dangers in nail salons

The cost of beauty can be higher than the price for the service. Most of us have smelled the scent of nail polish and nail polish removers when in or near a nail salon. While these fumes may be irritating to the customer, for workers, the chemicals can be seriously dangerous. When workers are in […]

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Chicago, We Have a Lead Problem

lead paint poisoning

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), lead poisoning is “the number one environmental illness of children.” Its primary cause is lead paint used in 75 percent of all homes built in the state prior to 1975. Despite having made some progress in alleviating the problem, Illinois has one of the highest rates […]

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Claire’s Recalls Makeup from Store Shelves

Mesothelioma - Claire's

Just a few days before Christmas 2017, Claire’s retail stores made a stunning announcement. It removed certain makeup products from its stores’ shelves and recalled those that had already been sold. The reason for the recall? The products were found to contain asbestos, a deadly substance known to cause mesothelioma, a type of cancer, and […]

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