Vapex-D ??? help


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Feb 10, 2004
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Castleford, West Yorkshire
i am abit confused, in the product catalogue at the back there are the nail tables but what is vapex D, and the odour filter? do you need both or are they the same??? i am looking for something to help as i am coughing alot since starting doing nails i have started wearing a mask this seems to be helping but will a filter be better? also what about doing mobile nails is there something i can carry round with me? is it the dust or the liquid and powder system that makes me cough????????????
any help would be very much appriciated as i am so confused right now :confused:
Not sure about the Vapex-D but i can say that your cough is caused by the dust you make when filing or buffing. I have a similar thing where i start to cough then get a runny nose for a while. The best thing is to wear a mask which i am doing. I also find by putting some couch roll under the hand i'm filing, (well the Then after each hand i change the couch roll to minimise the dust. I also use a water spray occasionally in the air to help make the dust settle, obviously not over my client or liquid acrylic.

Hope this helps,:biggrin:
im not entirely sure but i think its an air filter. it extracts the dust and odour out of the air. REM do filters aswell. they are really good and definitely make a difference.
There is a growing awareness in the beauty industry that many of the products used for nail extensions have certain inherent health risks. These risks come mainly from the inhalation of chemicals and dust present when applying the various systems used.

There is specific evidence that health problems have been credited directly to the long term use of nail products by certain nail technicians and that this problem is likely to increase if the technician egnores the risk of overexposure.

What are the symptom and the risks?

The problems come from two main sources, firstly the dust inhaled which comes from filing and buffing and secondly the vapours given off by the solvents used in adhesives, enamels, monomers and removers.

The dust that is breathed in is non biodegradable and therefore builds up in the lungs forming a plaque which the body finds difficult to move, this can lead to permanent breathing difficulties later in life. ie over exposure.

The vapours that are present have a much wider range of effects and although many are temporary, can lead to long term issues. The more common symptoms from inhalation are wheezing, coughing, congestion, drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, nausea and even a loss of co-ordination. Over exposure again.

This Vapex-D ssystem has been engineered to remove the vapour and dust directly from the breathing zone. This air is then filtered with almost 100 percent efficiency, re-circulating clean air back into the salon environment giving you a dust and vapour free salon.

As far as i know there are only 2 companies that use this specialised filtration system for filtering/absorbing vapours, Creative [url][/url] and a similar product from Talon [url][/url]. if i have my info correct they both work on a carbon filtration system, the carbon absorbs the vapours and traps the dust particals. Thus clean air comes out the other end.

Almost all other so called filtration systems including table top or built in, filter large dust particals (if you can see them they are classed as BIG). Fine particals and ALL vapours will pass through, this is the same for dust masks they offer no protection from vapours what so ever. So these, so called filtration systems do move the dust and vapours from your breathing zone but they then ejact them out of the other side dack into the room.

If you can afford a table with a carbon filtration system.......BUY IT

Another useless Pearl of wisdom from............H
:biggrin: thanks for all your help!
Remember that exposure to vapour in the salon is not considered to be a health or safety risk.
Recent studies by the CIR in the USA found EMA vapour exposure to be safer than initially thought. It is estimated that salon vapour exposure is 100-200 times below safety limits. Similar studies have been done on enamel as well.

The real culprit is the dust. Filtration systems (i.e. the Vapex-D) help control dust, but is not as effective as extraction ventilation. If you own a slaon or work in a salon, I would strongly advise you to look into having an extraction system built in.

I'm mobile - any suggestions on an extraction ventilation for me? and where can I buy one. ;)

Thanks in advance.
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