Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Florida bans fish pedicures

The Florida cosmetology board has banned fish pedicures.

The board said salons had been inquiring about its legality and decided to issue the decision before it became a problem.

The treatment is popular in Asia and has spread to some U.S. cities. A client sticks feet, hands or other body parts in a bowl or pool, and the small fish chow down on soft decaying skin.

Texas, Washington, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have also outlawed the practice. A spokeswoman for the Florida board says there's concern because there's no way to disinfect a pool of fish in between uses.

It sounds creepy to me. Fish, eating your feet. Eek!

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