Why you may want to stop using spray sunscreens

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The spray sunscreens have come under fire recently.

Experts say you could be inhaling harmful chemicals if you are using spray sunscreen.

Consumer Reports suggests parents not use them on kids, pending an investigation from the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Jaime Marchand, emergency medicine specialist said, “those small particles can get into the lungs and irritate the lungs especially children that are prone to asthma, bronchitis, or other respiratory diseases.”

Dr. Marchand says warning signs can be immediate or delayed for hours.

He said,¬†“It maybe up to six or 8 hours until the lungs react and then you have cough, shortness of breath, turning blue around the lips and signs of tiredness.”

He says children are more prone to these conditions because their airways are still developing.

Doctors say chemicals like titanium dioxide and zinc are fine in sunscreen lotions, but dangerous in a spray can.

Doctors say even though a lotion sunscreen takes longer to apply, they recommend you use that instead because it is safer and lasts longer.

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