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The FDA Weighs in on UV Lamp Safety — And They Have Nothing Scary to Say!

The FDA just put out a consumer update called “How to Safely Use Nail Care Products” that addresses consumer concerns about UV lamp safety. Their verdict? UV lamps are “low risk” when used as directed by the label.

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Week 9 Social Media Post: UV Lamp Safety

Educate your clients on the facts regarding UV light exposure in the salon.

How to Handle the UV Lamp Controversy

Here is what you can say to ease client concerns about UV lamps.  

Under-Curing: Learn the Signs

If protecting your clients’ health is your top priority, then changing your UV bulbs regularly should rate equally high on your to-do list.

Something to Talk About: UV Light Exposure

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.

Are Gel Lamps Safe?

Holly Schippers (The FingerNailFixer) offers her take on the actual scientific facts about gel manicures.

Are Gel Manis Safe? FingerNailFixer Tells All

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.

NAILS Editor Hannah Lee on The Today Show

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.

UV Protection for the Cautious

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.

Study Reaffirms UV Lamp Safety

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.