Whether you get your nails done religiously or only for special occasions, you may be surprised to learn that in addition to leaving the nail salon with a colorful, new full set—you could be going home with a bad infection. Dr. Robert Spalding, a Tennessee podiatrist and author of the book Death by Pedicure (which gives an in-depth account of all the possible infections found in the nail salon industry), estimates that 75 percent of U.S. nail salons don’t actually follow disinfection protocols.
|Dr. Robert Spalding
Even more startling is the fact that blood-borne diseases like hepatitis and even HIV could potentially be transmitted via cuticle cutters, razors, sharp-edged foot files, and other tools that puncture the skin!
Source: blogorama.com/health [8/21/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.