RCHD staff conduct inspections of new facilities, and routine and compliance inspections of current facilities.
Routine inspections are conducted at least once annually to determine compliance with various provisions including equipment labeling and general operation, verification of appropriate ultraviolet lamps, accurate equipment timers, clients’ use of protective eye-wear, trained operators on duty, and accurate record-keeping of clients.
For more information contact Nola Vallett, FSSMC, CVT, CHT at 618.826.5007 ext. 125.
FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Using a tanning bed, booth, or sunlamp to get a tan is called indoor tanning. Indoor tanning can cause skin cancers including melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer), basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation also can cause cataracts and cancers of the eye (ocular melanoma).