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New Study Confirms That UV Light Drying Machines Used For Gel Manicures And Pedicures Can Lead To Cancer Causing Cell Mutation!

Cousins! We’re afraid to say it but your bi-weekly appointments for #GelManicures and pedicures may possibly be a thing of the past after a new study confirms that the Ultraviolet drying machine lamps have cancerous effects!

According to the New York Post, a news study has determined that usage of UV lights damage DNA and cause mutations in cells. It has been stated that folks believe that even if you slow down with getting gel manicures / pedicures you should be fine, however the build up of undergoing the UV lights throughout the years alone is fairly risky.

“If you look at the way these devices are presented, they are marketed as safe, with nothing to be concerned about,” says study co-author Ludmil Alexandrov in an issued statement. But to the best of our knowledge, no one has actually studied these devices and how they affect human cells at the molecular and cellular levels until now.”

Dr Scott of ‘Married 2 Med’ also shares that Ultraviolet radiation can damage the eyes and is also directly linked to skin cancer.

Reports read that UC researchers examined three cell lines: human skin keratinocytes, human foreskin fibroblasts including mouse embryonic fibroblasts.

It has been indicated that direct exposure to the UV light for a single 20-minute session can potentially cause up to 20% to 30% of exposed cells to die, in comparison to the three 20-minute sessions caused 65% to 70% cell death.

Upon further examination it has been determined that the remaining DNA cells suffered DNA damage including mutation.

We looked at patients with skin cancers, and we see the exact same patterns of mutations in these patients that were seen in the irradiated cells,” said Ludmil.

Researchers warned back in 2021 that it all depends on how often an individual indulge in getting a gel manicure or pedicure.

“Weekly manicure seekers who dry their nails under the lamp for 10 minutes might want to be worried,” Melissa Piliang. She says that that clients should have sunscreen on hand at each appointment and apply it before using the UV dryers.

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