There are a few things that women need weekly and sometimes monthly to not only look good but feel good.

Maintaining your hair is an essential part of looking good, especially for women.

Those trips to the nail salon are not only needed to look and feel good, but they're sometimes therapeutic.

To be honest, men should normalize going to the nail salon as well but that's another topic for another day.

I encourage everyone to head to the nail salon as much as they'd like but this recent study makes it a little bit scarier thinking about that next trip.

Could a trip to the nail salon eventually cause cancer?

A recent study says that UV nail polish drying machines could lead to some pretty scary effects on the body.

According to Phys.Org researchers at the University of California San Diego have studied these ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting devices and found that their use leads to cell death and cancer-causing mutations in human cells.

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Talk about scary! Who would've thought?

Phys.Org says that researchers found that the use of these UV-emitting devices for just one 20-minute session led to between 20 and 30 percent cell death.

What's even more shocking is that they said three consecutive 20-minute exposures caused between 65 and 70 percent of the exposed cells to die.

That's not even the worst part.

The article states that exposure to UV light causes mitochondrial and DNA damage in the remaining cells and results in mutations with patterns that can be observed in  in humans.

What's confusing is that I've found multiple Tik Tok videos claiming these lights are completely safe.

At this point, I don't know who to trust but it makes me wonder about those lights every time I see them.

 

What do you think?

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