Further investigation into the risk of skin cancer associated with the use of UV nail lamps.

  title={Further investigation into the risk of skin cancer associated with the use of UV nail lamps.},
  author={Lyndsay R Shipp and Catherine A Warner and Frederick Allen Rueggeberg and Loretta S. Davis},
  journal={JAMA dermatology},
  volume={150 7},
Further Investigation Into the Risk of Skin Cancer Associated With the Use of UV Nail Lamps Use of UV radiation in nail salons for drying and curing polishes has come under scrutiny owing to concerns for carcinogenesis.1,2 A few recent studies evaluated potential irradiation scenarios and concluded that UV nail polish drying lamps pose only a small risk to clients.3 However, these studies lacked randomized light sampling from commercial salons. We conducted a small study based on random UV… Expand
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