EPISODE 75 DOUBLE EPISODE: (Questions 260 – 268) Embalming fluid in acrylics, dip systems claims to be organic, acrylic powder chemistry, nail cancer claims, if moisture causes nail infections, chemical differences between top and base coats, safely attaching mineral/stones, breaking protective nail seals and the FDA position on UV nail lamp safety. (Members Only)

DOUBLE EPISODE:  Questions 255 – 259  (Episode 75) – Episode 75 is a double episode with questions about embalming fluid in acrylics, dip systems claims to be organic, acrylic powder chemistry, nail…

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EPISODE 74(Questions 255 – 259) Claims about buffered acetone, misconceptions about moisturizers, humectants and desiccants, steps to avoiding nail polish damage to nails, differences between the onychodermal band, hyponychium and solehorn, how to deal with chatty clients. (Members Only)

Questions 255 – 259  (Episode 74) – In Episode 74 Doug discusses claims about buffered acetone, misconceptions about moisturizers, humectants and desiccants, steps to avoiding nail polish damage to nails, differences…

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EPISODE 73(Questions 250 – 254 ) Why UV nail lamps don’t cause nail cancer, the cause of dark stripes running the length of the nail plate, the effects of thumb sucking on nail growth and shape, why/how even sterilized implements can cause infections, fear-based activists and irrational warnings on nail products. (Members Only)

Questions 250-254 (Episode 73) – In Episode 73,  Doug explains why UV nail lamps don’t cause nail cancer, the cause of dark stripes running the length of the nail plate,…

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EPISODE 72(Questions 245 – 249) Why UV gels lose adhesion because of low temperatures, if nail vitamins are useful, a case of propylene glycol allergy, avoiding Quacks and con-artists, should nail lamps be used on clients with skin cancer, the usefulness of UV blocking disposable hand shields. (Members Only)

Questions 245 – 249 (Episode 72) – In Episode 72, Doug explains why UV gels lose adhesion because of low temperatures, if nail vitamins are useful, a case of propylene…

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EPISODE 71(Questions 239 – 244) How to remove lipids from the nail plate, if Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate copolymer is safe for lashes, a cause for sudden enhancement lifting, what to do about WSO infections, the difference between HEMA and Di- HEMA and if hormones/menstrual cycles affect adhesion. (Members Only)

Questions 239 – 244 (Episode 71) – In Episode 71 Doug discusses how to remove lipids from the nail plate, if Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate copolymer is safe for lashes, a cause for…

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EPISODE 69(Questions 229 – 234) The wisdom of applying nail coatings to cancer victims, penetration of jojoba oil and tocopherol, warming up monomers, using cuticle guards, the risks of embedding snake skin in nail coating and clearing up confusing about the eponychium. (Members Only)

Questions 229 – 234 (Episode 69) – In Episode 69 Doug discusses applying nail coatings to cancer victims, penetration of jojoba oil and tocopherol, warming up monomers, using cuticle guards, the…

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EPISODE 68 (Questions 221 – 228) Double Episode: Using ventilation systems to control odor control, do allergies cause nail plate cracking, can tools be autoclaved in a home oven, if isopropyl alcohol causes cancer, the risks related to over curing UV gels or using e-files during manicures or over filing the nail plate’s sidewalls, and if UV gels can be thinned with solvents. (Members Only)

Questions 221 – 228 (Episode 68) – In this double feature Episode, Doug discusses ventilation systems/odor control, whether allergies cause nail plate cracking, if tools can be autoclaved in a home…

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EPISODE 67 Effect of traces of carcinogens in cosmetics, why some claim their products are FDA approved, test strips for rapid identification of clients with fungal infections, so-called “Universal nail powders”, if LED cure UV gels differently and the likelihood of uncured ingredients migrating through the nail plate. (Members Only)

In Episode 67, Doug talks about traces of carcinogens in cosmetics, why some claim their products are FDA approved, test strips for rapid identification of clients with fungal infections, so-called “Universal…

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EPISODE 66 The difference between legal and illegal nail growth claims, the presence/safety of trace levels of carcinogens in cosmetics, determining when patch testing should be preformed, why vertical dark stripes appear on the nail plate, and why Muslim women are not allowed to wear nail polish continuously. (Members Only)

In Episode 66, Doug discusses legal nail growth claims, the presence/safety of trace levels of carcinogens in cosmetics, determining when patch testing should be preformed, why vertical dark stripes appear…

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EPISODE 65 Understanding over heating problems with UV gels, disinfection of ceramic bits, detecting MMA by odor, the safety of peelable base coats, talcum powder risks and busting the “universal nail powder” myth. (Members Only)

In Episode 65 Doug discusses over heating problems with UV gels, disinfection of ceramic bits, detecting MMA by odor, the safety of peelable base coats, talcum powder risks and busting…

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EPISODE 63 What to do with clients who take medication that increases UV sensitivity, how to safely deal with nail pterygium, choosing effective disinfectants, causes for nail plate staining, avoiding/dealing with severe skin allergies. (Members Only)

In Episode 63, Doug explains what to do with clients who take medication that increases UV sensitivity, how to safely deal with nail pterygium, choosing effective disinfectants, causes for nail…

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EPISODE 61 Learn about the difference between the cuticle, eponychium and pterygium, why even sterilized implements can cause infections, and why it is risky for nail technicians health to mix different UV gel brands on the same client. (Members Only)

In Episode 61, Doug explains the difference between the cuticle, eponychium and pterygium, tells why even sterilized implements can cause infections, and why it is risky for nail technician’s health…

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