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Öronhåltagning hos frisörer och i guldsmedsbutiker i Umeå: Egenkontroll, lokal och hygien
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Ear piercing in hairdressing salons and jewellery shops in Umeå : A study of current hygiene conditions on site (English)
Abstract [en]

Ear piercing performed in hairdressing salons and jewellery shops using a piercing gun has been set aside from the obligation to notify the local environmental and public health authorities, due to the use of disposable cassette with the piercing gun. According to the Swedish environmental code each practitioner are required to prevent any health hazards arisen from the operation. Local bacterial infection is the most frequent complication associated with the ear piercing procedure and to prevent the potential risk of such an event, hygiene conditions in both the premises and in procedures are essential. The purpose of the report was to examine the presence of ear piercing practitioners in Umeå and their current hygiene conditions. The study consisted of interviews with employees and managers on site whose answers was evaluated and compared to the general recommendations of The National Board of Health and Welfare. The study indicates that most of the shops had appropriate premises and proper hygiene methods. However merely half of the shops never seemed to clean nor disinfect the ear piercing gun, which may be considered to be non negligible deficiency in current methods. One salon had questionable methods which may require a follow-up. The conclusion of this study is that more information within the various practitioners is required in most cases to increase consciousness of proper and safe course of action.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
Ear piercing gun, Umeå, hygienic treatment, hairdressing salon, jewellery shop
Keyword [sv]
Öronhåltagning, yrkesmässig hygienisk verksamhet, frisörsalong, guldsmedsbutik, Umeå
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58420OAI: diva2:548361
External cooperation
Umeå kommun, Miljökontoret
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-05 Created: 2012-08-29 Last updated: 2012-09-12Bibliographically approved

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