A recent study conducted by researchers at Georgia Regents University’s Medical College of Georgia has allegedly found that as few as eight sessions under the ultraviolet lamps used in many nail salon dryers may be enough to cause DNA damage to the skin, increasing the risk of skin cancer. The researchers measured the amount of UVA and UVB light emitted from 17 different light units from 16 salons with a wide range of bulbs, wattage and irradiance emitted by each device, and concluded that while a single nail polish drying session under one of the lamps would not expose a person to a potentially cancer-causing amount of UVA light, precautions should be taken, including using sunscreen on the hands or UVA-protective gloves to limit both cancer risk and premature skin aging. See Scientific American, May 6, 2014.