Will UV Nail Lamps Increase Skin Cancer Risk?

Published Online: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Ultraviolet (UV) exposure from nail salon lamps could slightly increase skin cancer risk, states a research letter published online on April 30, 2014, in JAMA Dermatology. Patients can minimize their exposure risk by coating their hands with sunscreen, wearing UV-protective gloves with the fingers cut off, or skipping treatments requiring nail lamps.

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