Posts Tagged "UV lights"

The Claim: Salons’ UV Nail Lights Can Cause Skin Cancer

Posted on Aug 20, 2010 in Cancer

by Anahad O’Connor With summer in full swing, Americans are constantly reminded to slather on the sunscreen and avoid tanning beds. But an often overlooked source of ultraviolet radiation can be found in many nail salons, and some doctors warn that it could be hazardous. UV nail lamps are found in almost all nail salons and sold widely for use at home. In a sense, they are like miniature tanning beds, emitting similar amounts of UV radiation per meter squared, studies show. And like tanning beds, they emit predominantly UVA rays, which penetrate the skin most deeply. There are no large...

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