Tanning, the beauty industry, and tanning beds in the United States are becoming increasingly toxic as older people are dying from COVID-19 and more are getting infected with the virus.
But the industry’s history of pandemic-level deaths and the pandemic’s increased scrutiny of tanning facilities is a new one for Norvell Spray Tan, which was founded in 1986.
On Sunday, a tanning salon in Los Angeles was hit by a hail storm, and workers had to be evacuated.
The Los Angeles Times reports that two people have died in the accident.
Two people died in an accident at a tannery in Los Angelas on Saturday, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all businesses in the area.
Two other people have been hospitalized in the fire.
The Los Angeles Fire Department’s fire department tweeted that the blaze has been “contained.”
A tanning facility in L.A. burned Saturday.
A tannery on the coast was also hit by the storm, but there were no injuries reported.
The LA Times reported that Norvell spray-tanning has been a major casualty in recent months.
In October, two employees died after being sprayed with Norvell aerosol tanning solutions at a facility in Palm Springs, California, and in November, two workers were killed when their tanning bed was hit with a Norvell mist from a tan shop in Oakland.
A report by the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity found that at least 18 deaths linked to tanning have been linked to Norvell products since 2010.
In addition, more than a dozen employees have died at tanning plants since 2016.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest tally shows that tanning deaths rose by 5% in 2018.
That includes at least 15 deaths tied to Norvas tanning spray.
In 2017, a report from the World Health Organization said that nearly 100 million people were exposed to airborne respiratory illnesses during the pandemics, and that more than half of those infections were due to exposure to tan lines and products made from the spray.