Consumer Reports warns to avoid spray-on sunscreen on children

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Don't Spray Sunscreens on Children


Consumer Reports is warning parents to avoid using spray-on sunscreens, at least for now, until the Food and Drug Administration issues a final report. The consumer magazine says the spray can put children at risk for asthma or allergy attacks. The FDA announced back in 2011 that they were studying the product as to whether or not it can be harmful when inhaled by children. The FDA investigation is on-going.

Consumer Reports cautions only to use sprays on children if no other product is available at the time. If that is the case, CR recommends adults spray the sunscreen onto their hands and then rub it on their kids, avoiding the eyes and mouth.

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