|Document ID (ISN)||112542|
|Convention or series no.
||Bailey C., Beswick A.
Health and Safety Executive
||Identification of microbial contamination in body wax samples
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. viii, 19p. Illus. 10 ref.
||Identification_of_microbial_contamination_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||There are few published data available regarding infection prevention and control during the process of body waxing. This microbiological sampling study of wax pot residues in salons was therefore undertaken to inform the Health and Safety Executive on this area of treatment. Samples were collected from 13 beauty salons in the United Kingdom. Most samples were found to be negative for any detectable microbial contamination (bacteria or fungi). The study concluded that the findings were indicative of generally low level of contamination at the limit of available detection levels. Several proposals are made for further improving working methods to reduce risks of contamination.
||United Kingdom; vegetable waxes; beauty parlours; contamination
||fungi; bacteria; sampling and analysis; public OSH institutions; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hairdressing & beauty parlours