Tattoo studios, salons and spas present a risk for the transmission of certain infectious agents due to the very nature of the types of services provided. These facilities make close, direct contact with large numbers of people that may unknowingly carry diseases such as MRSA, Ringworm infections, Herpes Simplex and other infectious agents that are undetected at the time of service. Some of the agents (bacteria, viruses or fungus) may be passed from client to client on contaminated surfaces or even by the hands of the service provider.
It is for this reason that public health agencies have implemented rules and regulations relating to sanitation procedures to prevent the chances for cross-contamination. Though many reputable businesses have implemented internal infection prevention programs that exceed public health expectations, a large percentage have not and therefore cause risk to their clients and customers.
Micro-Scientific® is the leading supplier of systems and products used to control the transmission (also known as cross-contamination) of disease causing germs for the hospital and healthcare industry, and now has lent its expertise to fight disease transmission in salons, spas and body art studios.