UV nail polish dryers linked to cancer-causing mutations, study finds

A new study on ultraviolet nail polish dryers has connected the widely used gel machines to DNA mutations that could result in cancer. The findings were published in the Nature Communications journal and later backed up by a statement from the University of California, San Diego. According to the study, the radiation from the UV nail polish dryers can damage a users DNA and permanently engrave mutations. The study was triggered by the prevalence of rare skin cancers among beauty pageant contestants. UCSD professor Dr. Ludmil Alexandrov said he began looking into it after a beauty pageant contestant was diagnosed with an uncommon form of skin cancer on her finger. The study further suggested the use of UV nail polish dryers may increase the risk of early onset skin cancer.
« | »