In one of his last major initiatives before leaving office, Bloomberg launched an offensive to monitor New York City tanning salons and alert customers of the hazards of skin cancer from overexposure to UV radiation. As one columnist asked, with the dangers of tanning beds not exactly being new news, why was this initiative needed when so many more serious challenges face New Yorkers each day?
Bloomberg launched a public education campaign at the tanning salons to warn New Yorkers, and particularly kids, of the dangers of too much UV radiation.
The mayor required the Health Department to inspect tanning salons, UV machines and timers at least once every two years. Machines that don’t meet standards would be shut down.
Crack down on unlicensed operators. There are 106 tanning salons with permits, but officials suspect there are others operating illegally.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
"The New York City Board Of Health Voted Wednesday Morning To Assume Regulatory Authority Over The City's Tanning Facilities From The State's Department Of Health."
Monday, October 14, 2013
Mayor To Work With NYC Board Of Health On New Guidelines For Next Spring