Death By Pedicure

October 23, 2019

Gemma Bailey

Gemma Bailey


Dr Robert Spalding


"You take a risk every time you go to the salon"

Did you know, visits to nail salons have led to infections, amputations and even blindness? Three recorded deaths have even made it into the news, all as a result of unsafe practices and dirty equipment. In this episode Gemma speaks to Dr Robert Spalding, author of Death By Pedicure, a book which uncovers the “dirty secret of nail salons”. Dr Spalding says health violations are far too frequent, and the services offered at salons should be treated as medical procedures, not just cosmetic. Find out how you can protect yourself from harm, the tell-tale signs you should look out for and how the industry should change to reduce the risks.

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