The Dangers of Spray Sunscreen Use

This article, entitled "The Dangers of Spray Sunscreen Use," comes from Melanie Bloom, MomsEveryday correspondent from Lincoln, NE.

It’s recommended to use an SPF of 30 or higher when outdoors and it should be applied 20 to 30 minutes before going outside and re-applied every two hours. There is concern among some experts and safety groups about spray sunscreen use by children, even adults.

The FDA is currently reviewing safety data for spray sunscreens. Some organizations like the Environmental Working Group do not recommend the sprays because of inhalation. If you use a pump or a spray, lower your risk by spraying it on your hands and then wiping it on your child’s face.

About the Author...
Melanie Bloom
In her spare time, you can find Melanie spending time with her husband and their two children, Bryce and Gillian.
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