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Petitioning Governor Jerry Brown

Sign AB 2125: Healthy Nail Salon Bill

Nail salon workers experience unnecessary occupational exposures to harmful chemicals linked to chronic health problems such as cancer and reproductive and respiratory harm and short term effects such as headaches, dizziness, rashes and breathing difficulties.

Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Programs (HNSRP) result in healthier nail salons. Cities and counties have voluntary recognition programs that encourage salons to use less toxic and safer products and practices. In a survey, most healthy nail salons said that by participating in the program, they and their employees are healthier—work-related acute health symptoms disappeared. Plus, their business increased.

Consumers appreciate the benefits of beauty services at Healthy Nail Salons. Chemicals in professional cosmetics can also be harmful to salon customers, who increasingly include still-developing younger girls.  In consumer surveys, approximately 90% said they would pay more for nail salon services that used less toxic products and received government recognition for healthier practices.

AB 2125, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, would help make California nail salons healthier through a statewide approach that would involve: 

  • Conducting an awareness campaign for local governments on the benefits of implementing HNSRPs in their locale;
  • Publishing program models and guidelines for implementing HNSRPs;
  • Developing and implementing a consumer education program.

The bill passed both houses of the California Legislate and we want to show the Governor this bill has a good amount of support.

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For more information, contact:

  • Phuong An Doan (Vietnamese):  padoan@ahschc.org,  510-986-6830 ext 773
  • Julia Liou (English) jliou@ahschc.org, 510-986-6848, ext 267
  • Catherine Porter (English) catherineaporter@gmail.com
  • Mike Lok (English) mlok@ahschc.org, 510-986-6830, ext 8373

Co-sponsors

Asian Health Services (Twitter: @asianhealth818)

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California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (Twitter: @CA_HNSC)

Facebook: "CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative"

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AB 2125 Co-Authors

  • Rob Bonta (Assembly)
  • Kansen Chu (Assembly)
  • Lorena Gonzalez (Assembly)
  • Roger Hernández (Assembly)
  • Evan Low (Assembly)
  • Phil Ting (Assembly)
  • Richard Pan (Senate)

Supporters:

  • ACT for Women and Girls
  • Aerovex Systems
  • Alameda County Department of Environmental Health
  • Alameda Health Consortium
  • Alaska Community Action in Toxins
  • American Cancer Society- Cancer Action Network
  • American Lung Association
  • American Sustainable Business Council
  • Asian Advocacy Project at Community Action Marin
  • Asian Law Caucus
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Asian Pacific American Legal Center
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
  • Bao Nguyen, Mayor of Garden Grove
  • Black Women for Wellness
  • Breast Cancer Action
  • Breast Cancer Fund
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance
  • California Health Advocates
  • California Immigrant Policy Center
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Policy Action Network
  • Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE)
  • Cancer Prevention Institute of California
  • Center for Environmental Health
  • Center on Policy Initiatives
  • Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment
  • City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • City of Santa Monica
  • Clean Water Action
  • Coalition for Clean Air
  • Community Health Partnerships
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Greenlining Institute
  • Immigrant and Resettlement Cultural Center
  • Khmer Girls in Action
  • Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland
  • May Fu, Associate Professor, University of San Diego
  • Michael Fong, Los Angeles Community College District Trustee
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • National Council of Jewish Women - California
  • National Employment Law Project
  • National Resources Defense Council
  • North County Health Services 
  • OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates: East Bay Chapter
  • OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates: Greater Los Angeles Chapter
  • OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates: Sacramento Chapter
  • OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates: San Francisco Chapter
  • Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Action
  • Pacific Arts Movement
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility – San Francisco 
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Pacific Southwest
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • Proven Recruiting 
  • San Francisco Department of Environment
  • San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
  • Southeast Asian Resource and Action Center
  • Southern California Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • Students and Faculty of the San Jose State University, San Jose, School of Social Work
  • The Children's Center
  • UCLA Labor Center
  • UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health program
  • Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay
  • Wilda Wong, San Diego State University 
  • Women With a Vision
  • Women's Foundation of California
  • Women's Voices of the Earth
  • Working Solutions
  • Worksafe
  • 25 nail salon owners and workers from Northern California.
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