Nail salon dangers: Contact 5 investigates the hidden dangers inside local nail spas

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - An amputated finger,  and skin and tissue scraped down to the bone. Both are cases of mycobacterium infections and both came from nail salons in Florida.

"None of these infections needs to happen," national nail expert Nancy Kind said.

The Contact 5 Investigators went undercover and searched through state inspection reports tracking safety and sanitation problems inside nail salons for years.

They've learned Florida's track record isn't good. And one of Florida's top executives, who once was working to expose the problem, suddenly isn't talking about it.

Top officials at Florida's government know all about the problems. They know how these infections get started and just how tough they are to contain.

Watch NewsChannel 5 Monday at 11 p.m. as we take a closer look at nail salon sanitation in the Sunshine state.

Investigative Producer Lynn Walsh contributed to this story.

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