Sacramento, CA–The Assembly today approved a measure that would promote more Healthy Nail Salons throughout California. The legislation, Assembly Bill 2125 authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco), requires the California Department of Public health to create guidelines for local governments to voluntarily implement Healthy Nail Salon Recognition programs.
“This bill encourages businesses to voluntarily become healthier nail salons, which will help both their workers and their patrons,” said Assemblymember Chiu. “Nail salons are part of an $8 billion industry in our state, with 80 percent of nail salon workers being Asian immigrants with limited English skills. There shouldn’t be hidden costs to polished nails, and as San Francisco’s healthy nail salon program says, ‘Pretty Shouldn’t Stink.’”