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Amid Complaints, Health Commission Proposes New Inspections For Nail Salons

The Boston Public Health Commission is trying to keep better track of hundreds of nail salons in Boston by proposing a new inspection and permitting process.

Tiffany Skogstrom of the commission says upwards of 300 nail salons exist in the city, but there are dozens that operate under the radar.

"We're increasing outreach and presence in the salons in Boston, so we really feel like we need a way of tracking them in order to correct some of the things going on in them," Skogstrom says.

"Our proposed regulations address existing regulatory gaps and also have better tracking of businesses at the local level."

Skogstrom says those "things" are unsanitary or hazardous conditions that could lead to infection or injury to clients and workers.

A public hearing on the issue is set for Monday night in Boston.

This program aired on November 29, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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