Publications

Use of methyl methacrylate-containing products for fingernail sculping

Description

On May 22, 2003, Health Canada issued an advisory warning Canadians about cosmetic nail preparations containing methyl methacrylate (MMA). The advisory issued because this chemical can adversely affect the health of persons exposed to it. Section 16 of Canada’s Food and Drug Act states that no cosmetic may cause injury to the health of the user. As a result, the sale and use of cosmetic nail preparations containing MMA was banned in Canada.

Updated

March 1, 2015

Tags
Fingernail Sculpting Methyl Methacrylate OHS OHS bulletins Occupational Health and Safety chemical hazards cosmetic nail preparations

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Alternative Title

CH062 — Chemical Hazards

Extent

4 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour (2013-2016)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-03-01

Date Added

2016-05-17T16:40:21.055550

Date Modified

2015-03-01

Date Issued

2015-03-01

Identifiers

Local Identifier

CH062

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Other

Province-Wide Contact Centre Edmonton & surrounding area: 780-415-8690 Throughout Alberta: 1-866-415-8690 Deaf or hearing impaired: In Edmonton: 780-427-9999 or 1-800-232-7215 throughout Alberta