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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
Airbrush and Spray Tanning
The Florida Department of Health does not currently regulate Airbrush or Spray Tanning operations.
The Department of Health regulates tanning facilities that use tanning devices that emit electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths between 200 and 400 nanometers.
There are many devices that are ultraviolet free, which are used to create the appearance of a tan. Currently, the Department of Health does not work with these types of products or devices.
The most asked about products are Airbrush tanning and Spray-on tanning. These products use dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which interacts with the skin to produce a bronze color. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates and approves the chemicals used in alternative tanning methods. Additional airbrush and spray tanning information can be found on the FDA website.