UV nail polish dryers at salons pose cancer risk: Study

Updated: Jan 24 2023 2:59PM

Los Angeles, Jan 24 (PTI) Ultraviolet nail polish drying devices used in gel manicures may lead to cancer-causing mutations in human cells, according to a study.

Researchers at the University of California (UC) San Diego in the US studied these ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting devices, and found that their use leads to cell death.

"If you look at the way these devices are presented, they are marketed as safe, with nothing to be concerned about," said Ludmil Alexandrov, a professor at UC San Diego, and corresponding author of the study published in the journal Nature Communications.