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Nail salon dryers, which use ultraviolet light to speed the drying and hardening of nail polishes and gels, emit varying levels of radiation that can lead to risky skin damage in as few as eight visits to the manicurist, a new study shows.
Dr. Shipp said, “There is a theoretical risk, but it’s very low.”
Lamps with higher-wattage bulbs emitted the highest levels of UV radiation, but it would not be easy for a salon client to check the wattage before using a machine. Dr. Shipp said she sometimes uses the nail lamps and will continue to do so.
“I do use them every couple of months,’’ she said, noting that “you can get that amount of exposure when driving down the road in your car.”