Whether from the sun or an artificial source, UV rays are a proven human carcinogen. So as a mother of two, sunscreen is a must in my house! Because let’s face it, the facts are scary: skin cancer is the most common form of cancer; one American dies every hour from skin cancer (American Cancer Society); and melanoma is the second most common cancer for people 15-29 yrs old. (Skin Cancer Foundation).
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a concern for aerosol sunscreen regarding the inhalation risks as well as effectiveness in coverage. It appears the FDA doesn’t have enough information from the industry’s manufactures to make a decision regarding the safety of the aerosol method.
Like most other mothers, I considered using the aerosol because it’s easy and convenient. I never considered it as a potential health danger to my family. After seeing the FDA’s announcement, I began searching the internet for discussion groups, pediatric recommendations, etc. By the end of my search, I only found one warning stating that aerosol sunscreen may be dangerous to children with asthma.
What are your thoughts on aerosol sunscreen? Did it cover your skin effectively? Are you concerned about the airborne chemicals?