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Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

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Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed.

The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports issued its own advice about sunscreens in an article. The organization says it is concerned about the possibility that people can accidentally breathe in sunscreen, especially kids who tend to wriggle around when they're being sprayed.

Consumer Reports also removed one sunscreen spray from its list of recommended sunscreens in its Sunscreen Ratings, "Ocean Potion Kids Instant Dry Mist SPF 50" because it is marketed directly for children.

Consumer Reports also offers the following tips for applying sunscreens-

  • Don't use sprays on children unless you have no other product available. In that case, spray the sunscreen onto your hands and rub it on. As with all sunscreens, be especially careful to avoid putting it on your eyes and mouth.
  • Adults can still use sprays, but be sure not to spray your face. Spray the sunscreen on your hands, then rub it on your face.
  • Make sure you apply enough sunscreen. Spray sunscreens can make it difficult to determine if you've applied enough sunscreen, especially when its windy. Consumer Reports recommends you spray as much as can be applied and then repeating, just to be safe.

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