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This is the first in some posts about whether advertisements for plastic surgery and other beauty practices should be banned. In this article, Nichola Rumsey, Professor of Appearance Co-Director and Research of the Centre of Appearance Research, University of the West of England, gives her views on this topic.

If you would like to donate to this debate please email your response to Jan Kandiyali. Can you maintain favour of banning all advertisements for non-invasive beauty treatments and/or plastic surgery? Rather than ban (which is difficult to enforce) I am towards any advertisements being factual only. This would mean a ban on images that infer the procedures will do anything apart from alter the feature in question (e.g., making the recipient more beautiful, more happy, improving his/her chances of job success, etc). Many advertisements sell a fantasy while playing down the dangers and shortcomings.

They operate by an electro-optical sensing system, which uses a cassette-like tape. A stain occurs on the tape, and it is read in proportion to the focus of the isocyanate then. Different cassette tapes can be found. Standard-play tapes are replaced every two weeks. Extended play tapes last for per month. Datalogging monitors with alarms are also available. These kinds of monitors are ideal in spray-booth operations. Exposure to isocyanates can lead to chemical substance bronchitis and pneumonitis.

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An isocyanate reaction often includes coughing, tightness of the upper body, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, eye and skin irritations, gastric reduction and pain of awareness. Continuous overexposure to isocyanates can result in pulmonary sensitization or “isocyanate asthma.” When this occurs, symptoms improve when the irritant is removed. However, severe asthma attacks occur on renewed exposure, even though the encounter is very brief or at low degrees of isocyanates, and can cause loss of life. Epidermis contact can cause necrosis and inflammation, which might lead to dermatitis. Wash hands with soap and drinking water immediately upon contact.

Prior to OSHA’s revision to the respiratory safety standard (April 8, 1998) supplied air respirators were required to lessen exposures to isocyanates, this was appropriate due to the poor caution properties of isocyanates. Now air purifying respirators may be used for those substances that have poor caution properties if the cartridge change routine is established. It is because cartridge change schedules are required rather than workers counting on caution properties of substances for cartridge change out.

Properly selected and used air-purifying respirators can be used to safely and effectively to lessen exposures to common diisocyanates. Appropriate cartridge change schedules should be developed to ensure cartridges are transformed before breakthrough occurs. OSHA allows employers to choose air-purifying respirators for diisocyanates if they are befitting their work environment.