Posted May 12, 2018 12:15:50A new study by a Toronto-based research firm finds that nail salons have the highest rates of salmonella contamination in Canada.
The study, released on Wednesday, also found that most salons were in poor condition, with the worst being in the west end of Toronto, and some in Vancouver.
A total of 14,622 nail salon owners in the study had been tested.
Of those, 1,906 had salmonellosis.
The salons are a popular source of income in the U.S. with the majority of their clients living in rural areas.
In the U, there are more than 100,000 salons in operation, according to the National Association of Occupational Therapists.
Some salons, such as Roseland Spa in Richmond Hill, Ont., are in need of a major revamp, said owner Michelle Wachs.
WachS said the salon was shut down this week, and the staff is being reassigned.
“I’m getting a lot of letters from people that have had their nails done,” she said.
“They’re saying it’s horrible, they’re saying they have to leave.”
A few of the salons Wach-saved said they have found a way to survive.
The salons provide a lot to people who live in rural communities, said co-owner Jaimie Prentice.
She said her business has seen a decrease in customers.
Prentice said she started her salon in 2003 to give people a place to relax and do their nails.
“It’s really an amazing business.
We do things that many of our friends in other countries don’t have to do, which is to nail saloons.
We provide a little bit of peace of mind for our clients,” she told CBC News.
Some of the companies that make up the Roseland and West End nail saloon chains are still operating, and many others are expanding.
But many salons shut down and closed in recent years.