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New York City needs to step up nail salon inspections: watchdog.

New York City needs to step up nail salon inspections: watchdog.

Reuters

Sebastien Malo

September 15, 2014

New York City needs to beef up inspections of its 2,000-plus nail salons to ensure that customers are not exposed to health hazards during routine manicures, the city’s top watchdog said on Monday.

Public Advocate Letitia James recommended that the city set up its own team of inspectors to complement a state-led force of 27 who are responsible for an estimated 5,000 salons in New York, from Long Island to the Canadian border.

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