Friday, May 8, 2015

Meddic* (for Medicine, Medical, etc.)

The next time you have your nails done, you might want to consider tipping your manicurist handsomely.  In fact, think of it as a form of hazard pay.  According to a report in the New York Times today, medical evidence is starting to confirm what many in the business have known anecdotally for a long time—that the chemicals in all those nail products are harmful to your health.  Prolonged exposure means manicurists are more likely to experience respiratory or skin ailments, cancers, miscarriages, birth defects, and a variety of other conditions.  Not surprisingly, history repeats itself again as regulatory agencies are slow to respond and the cosmetics industry opposes tightened restrictions.

There are 14 entries in OhioLINK for Meddic*, and 131 in WorldCat.  A fair number are for the proper name “Meddick.”

(Nail polish, from Wikimedia Commons)

Deb Kulczak

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