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Consumer Reports: Spray Sunscreens Should Not be Used on Children

Consumer Reports: Spray Sunscreens Should Not be Used on Children

You may have used spray sunscreen on your children over the holiday weekend, but there is a warning out from Consumer Reports. 

The FDA has been investigating whether the chemicals being breathed in are toxic to kids and want to know if the sprays irritate the lungs and cause asthma attacks. 

In the meantime, the feds say that if you are planning to use the sunscreen, spray it into your hands first, then rub it into your child's skin.  Also, don't ever spray it directly on your face and avoid inhaling it. 

One spray sunscreen has been removed from the group of recommended sunscreens by Consumer Reports.  The publication says Ocean Potion Kids Instant Dry Mist is marketed especially for children.

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