There's a phenomenon swimming among the toes of pedicure addicts, and it's hit Illinois. Rather than have a pedicurist exfoliate feet bottoms and toes, tiny little nibbling fish that find dead skin cells yummy are allowed to feast on clients' most extreme extremities.
Illinois law requires pedicure exfoliaters to be scrubbed with hot water and soap between clients, but that procedure would be deadly in the case of these tiny Garra ruffas. Texas and Wisconsin have banned fish pedicures and thus far, Illinois authorities say they haven't had a complaint filed, although fish are nibbling on feet in Aurora and Gurnee.
You hear stories of ladies acquiring horrific infections at pedicurists, but few, if any urban tales are circulating around these little toe nibblers. So, ladies, what's your opinion? Should fish pedicures be banned in Illinois?