The trend of false nails has attracted many women who want to achieve their manicure alone. A new habit that is not without risk. Tuesday March 30, the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) has alerted on the use of cyanoacrylate glues home. In November 2020, two accidents were reported by poison control centers.
“While direct skin contact with this glue is generally not serious, its projection through a garment can cause severe burns, sometimes going as far as requiring a skin graft, “warns the Health Agency. While direct skin contact with cyanoacrylate glues is generally not serious,” the contact of this glue with fabric causes a chemical reaction resulting in an instantaneous release of very strong heat“, warns ANSES. A particularly important phenomenon in cotton and wool.
Apply cold soapy water
This risk is all the more important as these glues for false nails are freely sold commercially and on the internet. These products must always be stored out of the reach of children. To minimize the risk of accident, ANSES recommends that manufacturers of make labeling clearer and visible.
Thus, she wants the need to keep these glues safe to be clearly indicated, such as what to do in the event of accidents. Indeed, in case of glue projection on a garment, ANSES recommends “immediately applying cold soapy water to the area where the glue is sprayed to limit the surface and depth of the burn and consult a doctor”.