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Tanning Facilities

Environmental Health

Tanning Facilities 

There are risks associated with overexposure to ultraviolet light from tanning beds and booths as there are with overexposure to sunlight. There are currently more than 1,600 tanning facilities with over 7,100 tanning devices that are licensed in Florida. Maximum exposure time for each device, the operation of emergency shutoff controls, the requirement for protective eye wear, and the location of personal hygiene facilities are regulated for patron safety.  Tanning bed surfaces and protective eye wear must be sanitized between uses.

The codes and standards for Tanning Facilities are found in 64E-17 (PDF - 28 KB).

For additional information or department forms go to http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/tanning-facilities/index.html