Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FDA: Don’t use spray sunscreens on children

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sunscreen is a summer must, and there are hundreds of brands to choose from with different SPFs and scents. Even a choice between lotion and spray. According to a consumer report, they say don’t use “spray” sunscreens on kids, at least for now.

The FDA announced last month that it’s investigating the potential risks of spray sunscreens, and until the results are in, spray sunscreens are out.


Playing catch, a good game of tag, or enjoying some cold treats from the ice cream man are all fun summer activities kids engjoy when the sun is shining bright in West Michigan neighborhoods But parents know the sun isn’t all fun and games.

“I’ve experienced a few burns,” said Thomas Bunk, a father of 4 children. “I’m going through some spot removals now and have been for awhile. So now I take it a lot more seriously and I want my kids to take it seriously, too.”

Thomas Bunk raised a family full of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, so spending time outside is a regular family affair. “We camp, we fish, we hike,” said Bonk.

Now, to protect his kids, Bunk goes what he calls “old school.”

For the rest of the story: http://fox17online.com/2014/07/16/fda-dont-use-spray-sunscreens-on-children/

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