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Safety of LED nail lamps

Ask the doctors Q. I was worried about drying my nails with a lamp or light box at the nail salon because of the potential risk of cancer from the ultraviolet radiation, but my salon recently switched to LED lamps. Are they safer? A. The light boxes used to cure polish during gel manicures, and to dry traditional nail polish, have raised some concern because like tanning beds …

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