Laser hair removal is a fact of modern life. Both men and women partake.
But a quick Google search reveals that while many customers like the results, they sometimes find the process a little offensive due to the smell of burning hair.
Clients want to relax, be pampered
But a spa that offers laser hair removal may be unintentionally harming its sought-for environment.
The smell of burning hair is unpleasant and out of sync with the overall client experience many spas strive to deliver.
Be a good neighbor
Commercial enterprises that share a building may not deliberately create problems for their neighbors.
But the smell of burning hair may sour a good relationship.
Even if the laser fumes are invisible, they can spread airborne microscopic particles anywhere the air patterns may take them.
Particles can irritate the respiratory system and throat, causing people to cough; the smallest can enter the body’s lungs and even migrate to other locations in the body.
OSHA has focused on surgical smoke in publications about laser fume hazards for workers.
The agency says: …”they can produce upper respiratory irritation, and have in-vitro mutagenic potential. Although there has been no documented transmission of infectious disease through surgical smoke, the potential for generating infectious viral fragments…” may exist.
OSHA recommends local ventilation, as compared to dilution ventilation, to remove the odors and particles at the source, where they are created.
(Here’s a chart that compares the two.)
We design and manufacture effective local ventilation systems.
They’re portable and they arrest both particles and smells before they can spread.
Local ventilation that captures both particles and unpleasant smells can help the spa operator maintain the highest standards.
In addition, fume extractors protect employees from potential health hazards and keep you in good standing with your neighbors.
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