PROVO, Utah (AP) -- New regulations are approved for commercial tanning facilities.
The Utah County Board of Health approved the regulations yesterday as part of an effort to increase safety.
The changes include a permit requirement for any tanning bed open to the public, regardless of whether the operator is compensated for its use.
The new regulations also require the installation of thermometers in each tanning room to monitor air temperature and remote timer tanning equipment.
Removable mats will also be required in each room, along with tanning bed bulb specifications near each bed.
The code also now states that tanning beds may be closed if their bulb barriers are cracked, broken or missing.
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