Parents Warned Not To Use Spray Sunscreen On Children
The Food and Drug Administration announced their investigation of spray sunscreen safety in 2011, but have yet to release a verdict.”We now say that until the FDA completes its analysis, the products should generally not be used by or on children,” says Consumer Reports. “We have also removed one sunscreen spray — Ocean Potion Kids Instant Dry Mist SPF 50 — from the group of recommended sunscreens in our sunscreen Ratings, because it is marketed especially for children.”
The article notes that Consumer Reports tested sunscreens in the past and found that those containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide could have nanoparticles — particles known for causing developmental issues in animals.
It also noted that the American Academy of Dermatology also warns against sprays.
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