Men Should Know...SPF, Part 3 of 4: Spray Can Sunscreen, Safe or Not?

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

 

...It's so damn hot, but I still won't let somebody else put sunscreen on my back, so I'll use the spray can sunscreen.  But wait, is the spray dangerous?

Spray sunscreeens (aka “bro spray”) are popular with the dudes, but are also especially popular for use on children. But safety experts are particularly concerned about the possibility that people might accidentally breathe in dangerous ingredients inherent in sprays, a risk that’s greatest in children when being sprayed in the face. 

Until the Food and Drug Administration completes an analysis it began in 2011 on the potential risks of spray sunscreens, our advice is that spray sunscreens should generally not be used by or on children.