Augusta University research featured in Reader’s Digest

In its recent article “30 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer,” a writer for Reader’s Digest tells consumers to avoid drying lamps at the nail salon.

The reporter cites the results of an Augusta University study published in 2014 on the dangers of UVA radiation from salon nail dryers. The study found that higher-wattage ultraviolet lamps emit higher levels of UVA radiation, which could increase the risk of skin damage and cancer in women who have their nails done frequently.

Reader’s Digest: 30 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer
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Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or

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