Dermatologist Warns Gel Manicure Is A Cancer Risk

Dermatologist Warns Gel Manicure Is A Cancer Risk

A rising fad of replacing traditional nail polish with quick-hardening gel may result in skin cancer, due to the UV light needed to cure the gel. Another concern is that no one knows what the proper dose of these harmful rays is because the UV lamps are not regulated. Research published in JAMA Dermatology said that “two middle-aged women, who did not have a history of skin cancer, developed tumors on their hands following exposure to UV nail light’s In contrast, the “LED lamps are used in drying regular nail polish and don’t pose a health risk because they don’t emit ultraviolet radiation.” An additional issue with the gel is that its durability means it can conceal nail brittleness, thinning, or cracking.

By | 2018-11-22T06:46:04+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Skin Cancer / Melanoma|0 Comments

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