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Nail Salon Visits Could Trigger Skin Cancer, Georgia Regents University’s Medical College of Georgia Reveals


5/2/2014 6:27:31 AM

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Beauty comes at a price, and for long-lasting manicures, that may include skin cancer. One of the more popular services at nail salons involves baking the paint onto the nail under an ultraviolet (UV) lamp – yes, the kind that emits the same aging and skin-damaging light that can cause melanoma and other malignancies. But advice about how safe it is to get that kind of exposure from the occasional (or even weekly) manicure has been conflicting.

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