The light boxes emitting UVA radiations, used for gel manicures, could increase the risk for cancer, study suggests
-A recent study was focussed on evaluating the risk of gel used in the manicure with the increased risk of cancer.
-The findings of the study suggested that the lamps and boxes that are used to seal the nail polish professionally emit a high level of UV-A radiations (which play a key role in cancer development).
-Though a study conducted in 2014 suggested that the level of UVA exposure associated with a gel manicure every two weeks probably isn’t high enough to increase the risk of skin cancer significantly.
-It was also suggested that before the manicure, one could opt for a sunscreen that could be applied on the nails to avert the chances for the same.
-It is also recommended to take a break from nail polish for a week or two a few times a year for healthy nails.
-Findings were published in JAMA Dermatology
Source: JAMA Dermatology