Sun-tanning Machine Gets New Details on How It Works

Sun-Tanning Machines in the US have been under scrutiny recently.

A lawsuit brought by a man who claims he was sexually assaulted while working at a tanning salon in Ohio last year alleged that the machines had been using “inappropriate, illegal and harmful methods” to sterilize skin.

A separate lawsuit filed by a woman alleging that a sun tanner in Florida also used a machine that violated her civil rights was also dismissed in a Florida court.

A report by the Associated Press found that of the more than 6,000 tanning machines in the United States that are now under investigation, only one has been found to use an FDA-approved sterilization procedure.

The FDA says that it is not the final arbiter of whether a device meets safety requirements.

In an email to Reuters, a spokesperson said the agency does not have an immediate response to the AP investigation.

The AP’s investigation found that at least 20 states have banned or restricted the use of sun-tanner machines.

The states include Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

A Virginia Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman said that the department is reviewing the findings of the AP’s study.

“We continue to evaluate our policies to ensure they are in compliance with the law,” said the spokesperson, and that the agency has taken steps to ensure the machines comply with state and federal laws.

A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation said that it was not aware of any new reports of sun tanners using improper methods of sterilization.

“We have a strict, consistent safety program that includes rigorous testing and testing is monitored by state and local governments,” said a spokesperson for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.