Roc Well Report: Spray-on Sunscreen

- Stop using spary-on sunscreens.  That's the word coming from Consumer Reports as the Food and Drug Administration conducts their own study on the affects of using a spray-on sun screen.  According to the consumer magazine, it could put children at risk for asthma or allergy attacks.  There's worry it could be toxic for all ages, but children in particular because they may not hold their breathe to avoid breathing in the spray.
Fariba Rezaee is a pediatric pulmonologist for Golisano Children's Hospital.  She doesn't want parents to panic.  She's quick to point out the FDA hasn't concluded its study.  Furthermore, there hasn't been any findings that show spray-on sunsrceens are harmful to a child's respiratory system unless they have pre-existing health problems.  However, she is advising parents to be cautious for now.  Rezaee suggests avoiding the spary-on application for now if you can, "Parents may use the lotion sunscreen, or if they have to use the spray for any reason, they can spray it in their hands and rub it on to their kids."

Razaee also says if you have to use a spary-on kind, you should avoid spraying the sunscreen directly onto your child's face.

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