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In Vietnamese nail salons, a push to breathe easier




Chau Nguyen, co-owner of Nancy's Nails in Santa Monica, paints a customer's nails on Wednesday morning, March 5. Nancy's Nails is one of four nail salons in Santa Monica participating in the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program.
Chau Nguyen, co-owner of Nancy's Nails in Santa Monica, paints a customer's nails on Wednesday morning, March 5. Nancy's Nails is one of four nail salons in Santa Monica participating in the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program.
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The vast majority of California's nail technicians are of Vietnamese descent. There's increasing concerns about the chemicals they are exposed to at nail salons.

KPCC's Josie Huang has more on the potential health dangers, and how some salon workers in Santa Monica are starting to protect themselves.