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Yes, there are health risks for one using an infrared light regularly. Short-term exposure can cause burns to the skin. Longtime exposure can cause a risk of developing skin cancer (melanoma), squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma.

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Q: Would there be any long term health risks if one used infrared light regularly?
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