A STYLIST'S OC­CU­PA­TIONAL HAZ­ARDS

h4ufme (Singapore) - - Feature - TEXT | RATNA RAMLI

As a stylist in this pro­fes­sion, you are con­tin­u­ously ex­posed to a po­ten­tially toxic en­vi­ron­ment on a daily ba­sis. Chem­i­cal hair treat­ments such as bleach­ing, colour­ing, straight­en­ing, smooth­ing treat­ment

and the likes have the po­ten­tial to pro­duce strong fumes and cause a va­ri­ety of side ef­fects.

Oc­cu­pa­tional haz­ards re­sult­ing from these ex­po­sures may range from headaches, blurry vi­sion, rashes,

al­lergy re­ac­tions and breath­ing dif­fi­culty. It's also es­sen­tial to do a patch test 24-48 hours be­fore un­der­go­ing any type of chem­i­cal hair treat­ment to pre­vent pos­si­bil­i­ties of any fa­tal al­ler­gic re­ac­tion.

The good news is, there are pre­cau­tion­ary and pre­ven­tive mea­sures you can take to min­i­mize the as­sault of tox­ins to your im­mune sys­tem and detox those tox­ins if any. All it takes is a min­i­mal per­cent­age of your time each day to en­sure a life­long healthy body through­out your ca­reer.

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