New study can ease clients’ concerns over UV lamps
Stylists can now ease their clients’ concerns about using a CND UV Nail Lamp when they get CND Shellac Power Polish or Brisa Gel manicures and pedicures.
Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories recently compared CND’s UV Nail lamp to various indoor tanning lamps on the market to confirm that the bulbs in the lamp are among the safest in use today, and emit virtually no UVB or UVC radiation. Based on the nationally accept CIE1 Standards for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Action Spectrum, the tests show that there is very little risk of a person developing skin cancer from the radiation emitted by the lamp.
Robert M. Sayre, Ph.D. and John C. Dowdy Ph.D., of Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories, state that the lamp emits primarily UVA-1 radiation, which is the least “photocarcinogenic part of the ultraviolet spectrum.”
Drs Sayre and Dowdy found that to experience the equivalent exposure of spending 30 minutes under a UV Type 3 Body Tanning Lamp, one would have to use a CND UV Nail Lamp continuously for 3.4 hours. Since standard CND Shellac power polish services only require six minutes and 10 seconds of curing in the UV Nail Lamp, 30 minutes under the least risky tanning bed is equal to about 34 CND Shellac manicures.
Furthermore, CND Chief Scientific Advisor, Doug Schoon, recently co-authored another independent study, which showed that UV nail lamps have less UVB light output (the cause of sunburn and skin cancer) than natural sunlight. The UVA exposure from the lamps is equivalent to a person spending an extra 1.5 to 2.7 minutes outside under the sun.