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At CureToday.com, Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Shares What You Should Know About UV Manicures and Cancer Risk

Gel polishes have become popular options for long-lasting, chip-free manicures and pedicures in recent years. The strength in gel polish comes from a UV curing process. The polish contains chemicals called photoinitiators, which require UV light to harden. This photoreaction process strengthens and sets the gel and speeds up the nail drying time. However, this convenience may come at a cost as nail lamps expose the skin to harmful ultraviolet light. So, if you’re getting gel service every couple of weeks, you’re increasing UV exposure and your risk of skin cancer. What UV Radiation Does to the Skin There are three types…
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