UV Nail Lamps May Not Increase Keratinocyte Carcinoma Risk

UV Nail Lamps May Not Increase Keratinocyte Carcinoma Risk

HealthDay reports that according to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, “UV lamps used at nail salons do not appear to significantly increase the risk of skin cancer.” WebMD reports that “even if used weekly for 250 years,” the lamps are not likely to cause skin cancer. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after examining “three models of UV nail lamps similar to about 90% of the hundreds of such products available for salon and home use,” then measuring “the radiation from a 10-minute session under the lamps, which is more than people typically get in a nail salon.” Medscape quotes the study authors, who concluded, “Dermatologists and primary-care physicians may reassure patients regarding the safety of these devices.”

By | 2019-01-08T10:19:26+00:00 February 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

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