NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Public Advocate Letitia James is calling for more regulation of New York City nail salons.
James and other officials held a news conference Friday at City Hall, calling for more state inspectors to oversee the city’s 2,000-plus nail salons. There are 5,000 nail salons across the state and only 32 inspectors overseeing all of them, James told 1010 WINS.
James said that workers are often exposed to hazardous chemicals, including formaldehyde, that can have serious effects with prolonged exposure.
“Respiratory problems, reproductive problems, as well as problems related to asthma and cancer,” James told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb.