In Response to UV Dryers at Nail Salons May Cause Aging, Skin Cancer

Harold Shipman who is credited with 250 plus kills was a Doctor (General practitioner) who was probably the worst serial killer in the world.

Does this mean that all doctors are evil and we should not believe what they say? No. On the flip side of that some doctors prefer to practice in fear rather than facts. Not fear of them as a person, but fear of things that they can sensationalize to get their 15 minutes of fame.

So do we believe a doctor who has no scientific evidence to back up the claims? What are the percentage chances of a person getting skin cancer on their hands and were these controlled subjects? For example, if both women were avid gardeners their hands were routinely expsosed to possible garden chemicals as well as any pollutants in the soil and let’s not forget UV straight from the sun. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases in two million people are diagnosed annually.

Just for fun, here is some information from a scientist (Doug Schoon) who actually studies nails, nail structure, nail disorders, and nail chemistry:
“Here are the facts, fluorescent office lights put out a tiny amount of UV light. Between UV nail related salon services, your clients will be exposed to more UV light from fluorescent bulbs in an office setting than during the salon service. If they go outdoors at all during the day, their UV exposure skyrockets. UV nail lamps are not significant source of UV exposure. To date, I’ve not seen any scientific evidence to the contrary and there is no credible scientific information that suggests these lamps are anything but safe.”

When you decide to take what someone, even a doctor tells you as fact, you may want to actually question what they say and ask for scientific evidence to back it up. This is true for finding a healthy salon. Ask questions, be an educated consumer and when in doubt request scientific information if it is available. Saying all nail services and salons are bad is like saying all doctors are serial killers, impratical and short-sighted.


About FingerNailFixer

Mom, total nail geek, and turtle freak. I like my music rock/metal, my man with long hair, my job with CND, and good times with my BFF's!
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