This is the first in a series of articles about whether advertisements for cosmetic surgery and other beauty procedures 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, provides her views with this topic.

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

They operate by an electro-optical sensing system, which uses a cassette-like tape. A stain occurs on the tape, and is read compared to the focus of the isocyanate then. Different cassette tapes are available. Standard-play tapes are replaced every fourteen days. 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 result in chemical bronchitis and pneumonitis.

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An isocyanate response often includes coughing, tightness of the upper body, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, eye and skin irritations, gastric reduction and pain of consciousness. Continuous overexposure to isocyanates can lead to pulmonary sensitization or “isocyanate asthma.” When this occurs, symptoms improve when the irritant is removed. However, acute asthma attacks happen on renewed exposure, even when the encounter is very short or at low levels of isocyanates, and can cause loss of life. Skin contact can cause inflammation and necrosis, which can lead to dermatitis. Wash hands with soap and water upon contact immediately.

Prior to OSHA’s revision to the respiratory security standard (April 8, 1998) supplied air respirators were required to lessen exposures to isocyanates, this is appropriate because of the poor warning properties of isocyanates. Now air purifying respirators may be used for those compounds that have poor caution properties if the cartridge change timetable is set up. It is because cartridge change schedules are required instead of workers relying on caution properties of substances for cartridge change out.

Properly chosen and used air-purifying respirators may be used to safely and effectively to reduce exposures to common diisocyanates. Appropriate cartridge change schedules should be developed to ensure cartridges are changed before breakthrough occurs. OSHA allows employers to choose air-purifying respirators for diisocyanates if they are appropriate for their office.