August 18, 2014
Even after all the research confirms they’re safe, UV lamps still cause concern among clients. Let’s talk about what you can do to ease their fears.
Keywords: gel-polish UV light safety UV lights
May 15, 2014
Holly Schippers (The FingerNailFixer) offers her take on the actual scientific facts about gel manicures.
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May 5, 2014
Would you like some scientific facts about gel manicures instead of just opinions? How about some factual data that you can look at for yourself and decide on the safety of your manicure. Here is some information from Holly Schippers (The FingerNailFixer) to give you the opportunity to make a fact-based decision.
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May 2, 2014
NAILS editor Hannah Lee appeared on The Today Show on Friday, May 2, 2014, as the counterpoint voice to a new study that says UV nail lamp users may have an increased risk of skin cancer. Hannah pointed out that you are exposed to more UVA rays from natural sunlight walking or driving to the salon than you can in a UV lamp. Last year's study by Drs. Dowdy and Sayre is the benchmark we should all refer to.
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January 28, 2014
We all know UV lights are safe, but what about those clients who aren’t so sure? If one of your clients is shying away from gel-polish services out of concern that the nail lamp may increase the risk of skin cancer, you can put her at ease.
Keywords: UV light safety UV protection
December 28, 2013
Supporting findings made in earlier studies, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrates that UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
Keywords: Gels NMC UV light safety UV lights
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.
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December 25, 2012
As more and more salon-goers express concern over UVA nail lamps and their possible link to skin cancer, Allure quelled the misconception in a recent issue of the magazine.
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May 18, 2012
Gel manicures and pedicures have been available, and safely used, in salons for more than three decades, says the PBA’s Nail Manufacturer’s Council.
Keywords: Gels NMC PBA UV light safety UV lights
September 6, 2011
UV or not UV? The new crop of LED gel lamps on the market have caused a bit of confusion as to the benefits and differences between LED and the standard UV lamps techs have been using for years. To help clear up the subject, NAILS has highlighted the biggest differences between the two so you can be better informed on lamp purchases and maintenance.
Keywords: Gels LED lights UV light safety UV lights
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.
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