The EPA must be really bored with the important things they need to look into. It is just like the government to stick its nose where it really doesn’t belong. Do we really need to spend taxpayer dollars on this??? It just seems that the lines with all these government agencies are becoming more and more blurred. Defund the EPA!!!
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will take a trip to a San Francisco nail salon Wednesday—a visit intended to shine a spotlight on health risks posed by the industry.
McCarthy’s West Coast trip arrives on the heels of a New York Times expose published last week that documented poor working conditions in New York City-area nail salons, detailing how workers are routinely underpaid and overworked. The article sparked public outcry and prompted Gov. Andrew Cuomo to call for an investigation into worker treatment at nail salons.
“We know more visibility needs to be raised for these issues and we’re working hard to reach communities and to educate folks,” McCarthy said Tuesday at the White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, where she announced her nail salon visit.
During her trip, McCarthy will meet with a local nail salon owner along with members of the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, which is a coalition of salon workers, environmental groups, nonprofits, and government agencies.
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