News Release

Barbara A. Lee, Director

Date: March 1, 2017

Contact: Benjamin Edokpayi 
(916) 322 4799

Public Workshop on Potential Health and Safety Impacts of Chemicals in Nail Salon Products

SACRAMENTO – On March 2, the Department of Toxic Substances Control will host a daylong workshop focusing on the potential health and safety impacts of chemicals in nail salon products. The goal of the workshop is to facilitate a dialogue among experts from industry, academia, NGOs, and other government agencies.

Topics will include:

  • Chemicals in nail salon products
  • Product formulations and manufacturing
  • Alternative chemicals
  • Initiatives to improve chemical safety
  • Worker exposures to nail salon products

Where: CalEPA Training Room 1 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA and via webinar

When: Thursday, March 2nd , 2017, 9:00 a.m.PST

More information can be found on our Safer Products page.

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FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES: Contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control by phone at (800) 728-6942 or visit To report illegal handling, discharge, or disposal of hazardous waste, call the Waste Alert Hotline at (800) 698-6942.

The mission of DTSC is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated properties, enforcing hazardous waste law, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.