Tanning bed hygiene: Microbes found on tanning beds present a potential health risk
Russak JE, Rigel DS. On an average day in the Unites States, more than 1 million people use tanning salons. However, dermatologists say you may be getting more than just a tan while using salon beds. Studies show that bacteria and viruses can lurk inside tanning beds, including the dreaded herpes virus. Currently, there is little uniformity in sanitary guidelines for tanning salons. Although cleanliness is encouraged, most states have no monitoring or enforcement methods.
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