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Is there an connection between commercial manicures and skin cancer/ultra violet rays?

Asked by flo (12974points) May 16th, 2019

I suppose some manicures are done at home but I’m referring to the commercial ones. And maybe pedicures too, I’m not sure.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-dermatology-uv-light/are-nail-salon-uv-lamps-a-skin-cancer-risk-idUSKBN0DG1VC20140430
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The ultraviolet lamps used in some nail salons to dry and cure nail polish deliver the same hazardous rays as tanning beds, but it would take many manicures to actually cause damage, suggests a new study.

After testing 17 different lamps in nail salons, researchers calculated that it would take between eight and 208 visits – depending on the machine – to damage skin cells in a way that raises cancer risk.

“I wouldn’t tell a patient to stop going unless they were going multiple times a month,” lead author Dr. Lyndsay Shipp from Georgia Regents University in Augusta told Reuters Health.

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@Inspired_2write I didn’t get an Activity For You” for your answer by the way, I just happen to be here for another reason, and there is your answer.
Wow how reassuring is that? “depending on the machine” Not reassuring to me. How is a customer supposed to figure out whcih machine is the most risky, the least risky, and the ones in the middle. Full time job right there.

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