HAZARD SUMMARY from the Materials Data Safety Sheet MMA has a strong, sharp, fruity odour and can affect you when breathed in. It may damage the developing foetus. Exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, and throat. MMA can cause a skin allergy. Exposure could damage the nervous system. Symptoms may include pins and needles, numbness, weakness, and changes in the ability to remember and concentrate. Severe side effects may include abnormal liver or kidney function, nervous system damage and reproductive problems.
Here’s how to tell:
Low pricing for acrylic service (not a special sale or offer). Acrylic difficult or impossible to remove with acetone or other solvents. Technicians or management secretive about acrylic product brands used. Just because they have a Name brand polish in the salon does not mean they are using that brand of acrylic. Ask to see original containers. Technicians often wear masks to prevent inhalation of the powerful distinct odour - Noxious, sharp and fruity. Make sure you or a friend does not suffer at the hands of MMA just because the nails appear strong and do not break this is not a good thing for your own nail is suffering underneath this type of substance. Normal acrylic that is safe to use on the nails is used to enhance them not to put you at risk.