Why does UV Nail Lamps Safe?

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Ultraviolet light bulbs has been widely used for curing artificial nail products over the past 26 years. UV nail lamps should really be called UVA nail lamps, because they are designed to produce UVA light, the safer form of UV light.

A typical UVA bulb for nail lamps has a lower UVA intensity than sunlight. Even so, these lamps are covered to protect your eyes. Clients need not worry since their hands are only exposed for short periods. UV nail lamps have a long history of safe use.

All UV gels solidify after they reach 50-55 per cent cure. Just because they have hardened and look cured, it doesn’t mean they’re “properly cured”. Undercured UV gel nails will be prone to staining, discoloration, lifting, breakage and increased risk for clients to develop product-related allergies. For example, if a client complains of nail beds that feel “warm” hours after the service or underneath the nail plate feels “itchy” or if the nail plate is partially separated from the nail bed, these are all possible signs of a developing skin allergy. Undercured dusts and inhibition layers are more likely to cause skin allergy; as always, direct skin contact with both should be avoided.

The exposure time of your hands to UV light during the service will range from 10 minutes to maybe 15 minutes (one hand at a time). This exposure is experienced every two to three weeks.

The average teenager works, tans, plays in the sunshine for hours a day, (hopefully) 7 days a week, mostly during the summer months when the UV intensity is at its peak. The UV light intensity is the summer in WY is similar to the UV light intensity inside the curing light.

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), and its Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC), today reported the results of a recent study finding that UV lamp used for curing acrylic and gel nail care products are safe when used as directed (Schoon, Bryson, McConnell 2010).

This study contradicts recent Internet stories and media coverage suggesting such lamps may be unsafe. Further, the study also challenges a recent report that improperly compares nail lamps to full-body tanning beds, based on wattage, and suggests that UVA exposure levels from UV nail lamps may be unsafe. (D.F. MacFarlane and C.A. Alonso 2009).

To investigate these matters, the NMC recently engaged Lighting Sciences, Inc. to test the level of UVA and UVB light emitted by UV nail lamps. Lighting Sciences, a fully-equipped, independent scientific testing laboratory specializing in the development and testing of illumination devices, including those that emit Ultraviolet light bulbs, was asked to use standard scientific protocols to test hand exposure from UV nail lamps and compare such exposure to natural sunlight exposure. The findings of Lighting Sciences, combined with assessments from the nail industry’s leading scientists, clearly demonstrate that UV nail lamps are safe when used as directed and that the media reports and the suggestions in the MacFarlane-Alonso report to the contrary are misleading.

“The health and safety of the public and beauty practitioners is of the utmost concern for the PBA and NMC. By issuing this announcement, we hope the public will have more scientifically-based information and understand that UV nail lamps emit low levels of UV light and are safe when used as directed,” states Steve Sleeper, executive director for the PBA.

Douglas Schoon of Schoon Scientific, one of the authors of the NMC report, said, “The MacFarlane-Alonso report was premised on the erroneous assumption that the concentration of light produced by UV nail lamps is similar to that of tanning beds. In reality, UV nail lamps emit much lower concentrations. The McFarlane-Alonso observations also did not take into consideration factors such as total time spent under each type of lamp, energy use versus UV exposure, and the multiple reflections of light within the tanning bed that adds to UV exposure.”