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Mar 22, 2010 12:18 PM

Arizona court takes up ban on fish pedicures

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona salon owner wants to use toothless fish to remove dead skin from client's feet during pedicures. State regulators call it an unhealthy practice that violates state law.

A judge is taking up the issue Monday in a lawsuit over a state ban on the practice.

Gilbert salon owner Cindy Vong is challenging whether the state can ban her from using Garra rufa fish, a 2-inch carp that doesn't have teeth.

The Arizona Board of Cosmetology is seeking to have the case dismissed and filed a motion with the judge to do so in December.

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