ultraviolet (UV) light


Usually refers to the safer, long-wave UV-A (350-400 nm) portion of the spectrum and should not include the more dangerous short-wave UV-B light (250-275 nm); both types can be responsible for yellowing of artificial nail coatings. When all the wavelengths of the visible light spectrum strike your eye at the same time, white is perceived. That is why visible light is sometimes referred to as white light. Technically speaking, white is not a color at all, but rather the combination of all the colors of the visible light spectrum. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation that is not visible to the human eye. It’s in an invisible part of the “electromagnetic spectrum.” Though some ultraviolet waves from the sun penetrate Earth’s atmosphere, most of them are blocked from entering by various gases like ozone.

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UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

February 19, 2013

UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of keratinocyte carcinoma — a type of non-melanoma skin cancer — in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts

November 1, 2010

The findings by three nail industry scientists contradict the conclusions of a medical report that warns of an increased risk of cancer on the hands after exposure to a UV nail light.

The 5 Most Important Things to Remember When Working With Gels

November 1, 2008

Understanding the characteristics of gels will help you apply them flawlessly.

Inside A UV Light

August 1, 1997

Thanks to technology old heavy UV lamps have given way to today's sleek and quick models. Their production is subjected to rigorous quality control.

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