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. Today’s fifth generation gel systems are easier, faster to use, and safer than ever. Significantly, these types of products have been found safe by the Expert Panel on Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Still,  controversy has been swirling around the issue of gel safety in the consumer media. Know your facts. Two NMC reports “Gel Manicures and Pedicures” and “UV Nail Lamp Study” can be found on our website at and at

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