Employees and patrons of spas and salons are routinely exposed to toxic airborne chemicals and dangerous fine particles, yet many salon owners are still unaware that general ventilation does not offer adequate protection. A dedicated system to remove airborne chemicals and odors is vital to maintain a safe workplace and inviting atmosphere for clients.
As experts in treating industrial strength chemical and odors, Electrocorp has designed air filtration units exclusively for spas and salons. Our units feature proprietary blends of activated carbon media that specifically target the chemicals and odors from dyes, solvents, polishes, fragrances, drying agents, peroxide, and other common salon hazards. Our units are also equipped with medical-grade HEPA or Micro-HEPA filtration to remove 99.97 % of all airborne dust particles. We also offer fully customized products to meet your needs.
Are you in the planning stages of a new spa or “green” salon?
We have units that can be integrated into your design plans. Contact a representative to learn more.
Facts About Air Quality in Spas and Salons
Most manicurists, colorists and stylists are routinely exposed to chemicals linked to asthma, dermatitis, cancers, fertility problems and birth defects
The beauty industry uses thousands of chemicals in its products, most of which have not been safety tested by any independent agency
Masks and general ventilation systems offer no protection against airborne chemicals in the immediate work space
The green movement and increased public awareness has prompted customers to avoid salons with strong odors and poor ventilation
Some of the chemicals of concern in nail salons:
Possible health effects
Acetone - Found in nail polish remover, fingernail glue remover
Headaches, dizziness, skin, throat and eye irritation, depression, nausea, vomiting
Toluene - A solvent in nail polish remover and nail treatments
Fatigue, skin, throat and eye irritation, headaches, dizziness, anxiety, euphoria, and in very serious cases of overexposure; liver and kidney damage, birth defects
Titanium Dioxide - Used in polish and nail glue
Lung fibrosis, cancer
Some of the chemicals of concern in hair salons:
Possible health effects
Ammonium hydroxide, 2.5 toluenediamine - Found in permanent hair color
Skin, eye, mucous membrane and respiratory irritation, allergies
Ethanol, hydrocarbons - Aerosol hairsprays and mousses
Pain and irritation to the nose and throat, headaches, fatigue
Persulphates of sodium, ammonia - Used in powdered bleach and dyes
Pain and irritation to the respiratory system, nose and throat, skin irritation, nausea, vomiting
Formaldehyde - Japanese and Brazilian straightening treatments
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Aside from being linked to cancer, it may cause irritation to the eyes, nose and throat, coughing and wheezing, as well as skin irritation.