Methacrylate’s in the Artificial Nail Industry

Thesis: Since Methacrylate is being used in nail products, consumers and businesses should choose between our health and our beauty because the chemical causes harmful side effects.

Ethos:

  • examples on research  (“In a study conducted by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, one nail technician experienced a loss of voice, rhinitis and recurrent sinusitis”)
  • trying to educate
  •  “A technician showed progressed bronchial hyperresponsiveness and asthma of an occupational origin, which developed only a year into her work.”

Pathos:

  • makes reader feel emotional by showing the illness and harm people are getting (nail technicians + clients)
  • ““In a study performed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel involving eleven people, seven experienced painful skin reactions upon contacting ethyl methacrylate in acrylic nails.” makes reader feel emotional by showing the illness and harm people are getting”

Kairos:

  • “In a separate analysis examining the total capital expenditure, or CAPEX, for the U.S. nail industry, it was shown that an estimated $6.16 billion was spent in 2007 (Industry Outlook) and another $8.53 billion almost ten years later. ” — this means the industry is at its highest right now which means change has to come because more people are doing their nails
  • “While a majority of clientele are women ages thirty and older, younger women and a rising number of men are going to nail salons as well to treat themselves. Some of the most popular types of nail services offered to customers, according to a survey conducted by Nail Magazine, are acrylic and gel manicures, the latter having increased in popularity by almost twenty-seven-percent within the past decade “In a separate analysis examining the total capital expenditure, or CAPEX, for the U.S. nail industry, it was shown that an estimated $6.16 billion was spent in 2007 (Industry Outlook) and another $8.53 billion almost ten years later. ” — this means the industry is at its highest right now which means change has to come because more people are doing their nails”
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