Consumer Reports: Stop using spray sunscreen on children

(KXAN/CONSUMER REPORTS) — Consumer Reports is asking parents to stop the use of spray sunscreen on children, for now, during these hot summer months.

The magazine says the spray might be dangerous because kids could breathe the spray in, which could lead to lung irritation. There are concerns of potential cancer risks as well.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating these sunscreens, but researchers say traditional sunscreen might be more effective anyway because often, not all of the spray makes it onto the child’s body. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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