Dangers of beauty salon chemicals hit the headlines again

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Dangers of beauty salon chemicals hit the headlines again

9th June 2010

The danger of chemicals used in beauty salons has been highlighted again this week, following the recent case of a woman who suffered severe burns and toxic shock while receiving beauty treatment.

The case in London followed the recent publication of a national survey which showed that lawyers have dealt with 34 salon-related injury cases in the capital over the past 12 months, and 338 across the country for the same period.

The nationwide survey of salons was carried out by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as part of its campaign to regulate the hairdressing industry.

"We are seeing an increasing number of salon-related injuries," said Sam Harmel, a specialist in defective products claims with Fentons Solicitors LLP. "This latest case highlights the risks and dangers in allowing trainee, unqualified staff to handle and use the dangerous chemicals regularly used in such establishments."

APIL suggests that too many salon staff are performing these procedures with little or no training, and recommends customers undertake a skin test before treatments which involve the use of chemicals to determine any potential allergy risks.

"Customers need to research the salons they use and anyone with any concerns should insist on a skin test before treatments," said Sam, a partner with the firm.

"People are suffering from burns, blisters, baldness and temporary blindness. It is a major concern that some victims still suffer injuries like these when there are precautionary measures designed to ensure the safety of customers which are just not being used," he said.

How can Fentons Solicitors help?
Fentons has a specialist department experienced in handling claims for victims of defective products.

If you think that you have a case or require further information contact Fentons on 0800 0191 297 or fill in the online claims questionnaire.

Source - Evening Standard