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Are Those Popular Gel Manicures Safe?

Posted on 10/15/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthFor those of us for whom beautiful, manicured nails are a must, the new gel manicures are like a gift from beauty heaven. Customers love these manicures — the hot trend at nail salons — because the gel polish dries almost instantly, stays shiny and doesn’t chip for weeks. So what’s not to like? Um, a cancer risk? The problem is the UVA light that’s used to dry, or cure, the polish. That bluish-purple light, the same kind used in …