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Tanning Facilities

Exposure to non-ionizing radiation, such as ultraviolet (UV) light, has been implicated in the occurrence of acute injuries and chronic diseases. Tanning devices expose users to ultraviolet radiation to affect a tan. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County permits and inspects tanning facilities to prevent or reduce the risk of occurrence of those injuries and diseases that may occur due to UV radiation exposure. Facilities are also regulated to prevent the occurrence of communicable diseases associated with the lack of sanitary operation.

Tanning facilities must only allow customers to tan once within a 24 hour period. Some medications, cosmetics, and consumption of certain foods can increase sensitivity to UV radiation. Individuals should consult with a physician before using a sun lamp if they are taking medications. For more information see our Indoor Tanning Facts brochure and Photosensitizing Medication List.

For information on how to apply for a tanning facility license, visit the Florida Department of Health Tanning Facilities website.