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    Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk
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    atti_editor posted:
    WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A typical salon manicure involves drying freshly painted nails under a lamp that emits ultraviolet-A (UV-A) rays -- a spectrum of light long linked to skin cancers.

    But a new study suggests that the average visit to a nail salon carries little carcinogenic potential.

    Click on the link above to read more.

    Do you get manicures often? Have you taken (or will you now take) precautions to guard your hands from UV exposure?
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    marshagal responded:
    Yet another reason not to go to the nail salon! I was already concerned about the chemicals in the acrylics. You can tell by how that stuff smells that it's not safe. Then I learned how unsafe the nail polish can be! On top of that the salon workers sometimes damage your nails by being to rough. I seriously think it's not worth it.
     
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    diytestkitsdotcom responded:
    This is really very informative. Being female myself, I must admit that manicures are somewhat my kind of pampering, especially before a big event or after a very stressful work week.

    The implications were a bit daunting to read at first, but though towards the end it said that there is little chance for cancer risks with the lamps, there may just be other complications that could come up. I guess moderation is the key here, that and taking precautions of course like the ones suggested within the article.

    This has been a good read. Thanks so much for recommending it!
     
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    atti_editor replied to diytestkitsdotcom's response:
    I'm glad you found the information interesting!


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