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FISHY BUSINESS

It’s official: Fish pedicures aren’t just a bizarre beauty ritual with shady animal-welfare considerations, they’re also downright dangerous to your health. In May, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report by U.K.’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science that examined the types of bacteria associated with Garra rufa, an inch-long toothless carp that nibbles away at dead skin. Native to Southeast Asia, the so-called “doctor fish” soared in popularity in 2008, when salons across the nation began offering them as an alternative to razors for scraping away calluses.

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