Last month, the Center for the Control of Food and Drug Administration announced a risk assessment of the use of sunscreen sprays. Consequently, the Consumer Association advised users of creams to refrain from using them to protect children from sun until the results are confirmed, and the sprays are not considered safe.
The greatest concern was caused by the fact that the sprays retain the same composition as conventional creams, respectively, when sprayed into the air and into the human body get substances that may not be intended for this and dangerous. Children, however, are at greater risk because of their mobility and restlessness: they constantly move when applying the cream, which leads to the fact that they inhale more potentially dangerous substances.
Specialists now have a lot of questions about sunscreen sprays. Do they contain hazardous components in principle?
Is irritation of the lungs due to the fact that these substances are dangerous, or due to the fact that they are not intended to fall directly into the lungs? Can a spray cause asthma?
“If you do not have the usual cream on hand, and there is only a spray, then it is better to let your children run unprotected” – say the representatives of the Consumer Association. If you use cream, then experts advise using a broad spectrum cream with a level of protection of at least SPF 30.
An SPF, or sun protection factor, is an indicator of how well sunscreen deflects UVB rays that damage the skin.
A wide range of cream is also an important factor. This means that your cream protects against both UVB and UVA rays.
UVA rays contribute to premature skin aging, cause wrinkles and age spots, while UVB rays are essentially ultraviolet solar radiation and the main cause of burns and burns.