Dust Extractors and Why You Should Be Using One

Whether you're hand filing or using an eFile, a Dust Extractor or Dust Collector is an essential for any nail technician.

By using a dust extractor you will reduce the amount of dust you breathe in every day.
There are two different types of dust that can become harmful to you as a nail technician:
Inhalable dust - These particles range from below 1 micron to 100 microns.

Respirable dust - These particles are below 10 microns and are invisible to the naked eye.

Airborne particle sizes | LP Dust Extractor

To give you an idea, a single strand of human hair ranges from around 80 to 100 microns, so these dust particles are pretty small.

Fine dust may also contain other things, like chemicals absorbed from nail polish or glue. And, in the case of artificial nails, there would be particles of acrylic as well.

Many allergies are developed from uncured product dust coming into contact with the skin. This can affect both you and your clients. Using a dust extractor will dramatically reduce the risk of overexposure. 

Even though larger particles of dust generally can’t make it beyond your nose, these finer dust particles can find their way into your respiratory passage and even into your lungs, and affect how they function.

Prolonged exposure can lead to hypersensitivity to dust (which results in difficulty in breathing), chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), and even occupational asthma.

There is also the issue of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, which, if they get in your air passage or your lungs, could cause an infection.

As a result, many nail technicians are at higher risk of developing breathing conditions, such as occupational asthma or even cancer. Nail dust can also settle get into the eyes, causing sores and irritations.

If you have read this far and still don't have a Dust Extractor… It's time to invest.

There are many Dust Extractors / Dust Collectors on the market, so it is important to find the right one for you and that works with your budget.

The LP Dust Extractor is affordable, like with all our LP products, we aim to bring you the best quality, at affordable prices. There is also a money-saving kit option too when you buy the LP Dust Extractor and LP eFile together.

The LP Dust Extractor is cordless with a built in battery, so you don't need to have extra wires on your desk. The filter is washable, making it easy to clean, and we also sell replacement filters online. We recommend changing your LP Dust Extractor filter every 3-4 months depending on your usage.

Plus you can change the grill to match your salon aesthetic too.

The LP Dust Extractor comes with a silver grill as standard, but you can also purchase a black grill for your LP Dust Extractor, along with a bronze gold one too.

The LP Dust Extractor has a 4300 RPM fan, meaning it will pull the dust away from the air you breathe. Its lightweight, slimline design, means it can sit nicely on your desk and fits under most hand rests.

Want to see the LP Dust Extractor in action?
Check out our Instagram Highlights here.

Ready to invest? Shop the LP Dust Extractor here.

If you do have any questions about the LP Dust Extractor please get in touch at info@lpnails.com


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