According to Nails 1998-1999 Fact Book,1 US consumers spent an estimated $6.28 billion on nail services in 1997. Many consumers patronize discount and full-service nail salons with a belief that the instruments have been sanitized appropriately. This study intends to show that consumers are indeed at risk for contracting fungal, yeast, and bacterial infections from nail salon equipment.
Sekula SA, Havel J, Otillar LJ. Nail Salons Can Be Risky Business. Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(3):414-415. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.3.411