Harvard Women's Health Watch
Do gel manicures increase cancer risk?
Ask the doctors Q. I like gel manicures because the polish doesnít chip easily, but Iíve heard that they may cause cancer. Is this true? A. The gel polish itself hasnít been associated with an increased risk of cancer. However, lamps and light boxes, which are used to seal the polish during professional manicures, have raised concern. Thatís because many emit fairly high levels of UVA radiation, which plays a