The question is really unknown at this time. ABC News
came out with a broadcast last week which states within it that sunless tanners are not safe. This has brought many of you who do spray tanning to us for more information. Even though it has not yet been proven that spray tanning is dangerous, we need to take better precautions with our health and with others.
In the broadcast, Joe Levy a salon owner himself and a spokesman for the spray tanning industry, was questioned about the hazards of the DHA ingredients for in Spray tanning solutions. I feel that he did a great job in defending the salon industry in the broadcast. He later posted a video on Youtube stating that he felt that ABC was targeting salons but not other main distribution companies for their lack of warnings on these products. You can see what he had to say himself on You Tube now with Joe Levy.
FDA has always had DHA (dihydroxyacetone) listed as safe for external uses such as on the skin but not for internal uses. Their last update on their findings were in Aug 2006 and there statement is published online for you to see. (FDA- DHA dihydroxyacetone)
The Scientific Committees of Europe
also has a study on DHA that you might like to see.
Another new article was posted on Yahoo News about Spray tanning
and the dangers you may face. You may like to see what they have written in this.
These articles and broadcast are really focusing on spray tanning and salons who do these types of services. It is hard to say yet on where this may take us in the near future but we do need to get on top of it now. Sunless Tan Masters will be listing several new safety products for spray tanners around the end of June. We will also be coming up with new disposable bundle sets that may be able to help salons cut these extra cost.
As for consumers who use salons for spray tanning, they could see a rise in cost due to these new safety precautions.