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UV Safety: Can UV light nail dryers cause skin cancer? The Doctors discuss the question



  • Nancy Z-Grand Rapids Health Examiner 5 years ago

    Thank goodness I don't use one of these. Good info.

  • Susan - Pasco County Food Examiner 5 years ago

    I keep my long nails natural. I am so lucky.

  • April Adams - Salt Lake Wellness Examiner and Cat 5 years ago

    Wow I have used these a handful of times but no more! Thanks for the info!

  • Debra (D.K.) Peterson, Disney Travel Examiner 5 years ago

    I'd never even heard of UV light nail dryers – or processed what they were, at least. Useful heads-up.

  • Faith Draper - Lansing City Guide Examiner 5 years ago

    Very helpful information - think I'll save my money and stick with the old fashioned 'air dry' method.

  • Winona Cooking Examiner 5 years ago

    Whoa, I can't believe the amount on the scale...used these before at the salon...been 17 years...hadn't been back. Thanks for the report.

  • Winona Home & Living 5 years ago

    This will make a lot of people stop and think when they visit the nail least they should!

  • Lisa Carey-Houston Family Examiner 5 years ago

    How interesting and yet one more thing I need to worry about when I visit the nail salon!

  • Leigh Ann-Norfolk Workplace Examiner 5 years ago

    Whoa....never even thought about these being a source of UV light. Guess I need to stop using them. Thanks so much for the informative article!

  • Cindi 5 years ago

    I also have to wonder how healthy it is to breathe the fumes at the nail salon or have acrylic nails. I'm an all-natural girl myself.

  • Dr. vuong 5 years ago

    i dont think nails uv lights are reaLLY THAT bad to your skin. if you really compare between uv light, tanning beds and the sun. really uv lights are nothing. and the time when you dry your nails under the lights is really not long enough to damage your skin.
    please think twice. This artical really hurt thousands of nails bussiness, especially in this economy.

  • lisa 5 years ago

    i have been wearing nails 20 yrs. my nails are fine. i also think nails uv lights are not that bad. my nails perfect.

  • mary 5 years ago

    only people who are lacking of knowlege would believe nails uv lights damage skin. those lights never strong enough to harm skin, especially, the lenghth of drying time.

  • Kimberley Zagoren 5 years ago

    Thanks for getting this info out to the public. I never would have thought that these dryers could lead to skin cancer but it certainly does make sense.

  • Anonymous 5 years ago

    I have been wondering about this. Thanks for having a scientific test to prove the damage. Those who "think" it is okay are ignoring valuable research and fact.

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    Sheryl Jester 4 years ago

    Very interesting

  • Ann Parker 4 years ago

    I've gotten UV Manicures for years and I love having perfect nails for weeks afterwards. I was worried about UV exposure even though the jury seems to be out on the risk. I've started using UV protective gloves from and I don't worry about it anymore one way or the other.

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    I got mine here:

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