Are Spray-On Sunscreens Safe?

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    Aug 23, 2014 1:53 AM GMT
    NYT: The short answer is that for now, not even the Food and Drug Administration knows.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/ask-well-are-spray-on-sunscreens-safe/?ref=health
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    Aug 23, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    Well, they're definitely safe if you don't use them.
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    Aug 23, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
    It's a bit of an idiot question. Like asking "are oil-based paints safe? My child could put it in his mouth or it could get in his eye". Just another example of the nanny state we're well on our way to becoming.

    I've been using spray-on sunscreen for at least six years now. It's more convenient when you're exercising outdoors. Here's what I learned the first time I used it.

    #1 Close your eyes, it burns (just like regular sunscreen when it runs into your eyes)
    #2 Don't breathe it in. If you do, you'll start coughing, which is your body's way of staying "STOP DOING THAT"
    #3 Close your mouth. It tastes nasty (just like regular sunscreen does when you lick your lips)


    Any questions?
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    Aug 23, 2014 7:59 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidNYT: The short answer is that for now, not even the Food and Drug Administration knows.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/ask-well-are-spray-on-sunscreens-safe/?ref=health


    The FDA never knows anything.
  • Bunjamon

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    Aug 23, 2014 9:30 PM GMT
    The long-term benefits of using sunscreen far outweigh potential problems from inhaling a few aerosol particles. People are inhaling exhaust fumes and cigarette smoke and all sorts of nasty things. Sunscreen is the only effective way of protecting your skin against UVA/UVB rays and damage. This video, which has been making the rounds, shows just how much:



    So wear your damn sunscreen, people! And if you're afraid of aerosols, buy the stuff you squirt on or rub on. VoilĂ .
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    Aug 24, 2014 3:57 PM GMT
    The only safe sunscreen is non nano zinc oxide. Sure it looks funny all white on your skin but it works and you dont have to worry about long term problems from excessive sun or harmful chemicals.
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    Aug 28, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    Life2Short said

    #1 Close your eyes, it burns (just like regular sunscreen when it runs into your eyes)
    #2 Don't breathe it in. If you do, you'll start coughing, which is your body's way of staying "STOP DOING THAT"
    #3 Close your mouth. It tastes nasty (just like regular sunscreen does when you lick your lips)


    Any questions?


    You could squirt it in your hand...and avoid those three problems really easily. I mean, it's not as fun, but it's an alternative.
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    Aug 30, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    vla8 said
    Life2Short said

    #1 Close your eyes, it burns (just like regular sunscreen when it runs into your eyes)
    #2 Don't breathe it in. If you do, you'll start coughing, which is your body's way of staying "STOP DOING THAT"
    #3 Close your mouth. It tastes nasty (just like regular sunscreen does when you lick your lips)


    Any questions?


    You could squirt it in your hand...and avoid those three problems really easily. I mean, it's not as fun, but it's an alternative.


    This is quite possibly the WORST attempt at paraphrasing i've seen in quite a while. Also a completely pointless point to point out.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 30, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    Star FAR away from fire! ... including AFTER spraying it on!
  • Jeepguy2

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    Mar 04, 2015 5:15 AM GMT
    I dunno but the damn stuff will dissolve a surfing rash guard.

    I sprayed some (I forget the brand) that a surfing buddy had in his truck, on my exposed skin but some got on the Oneil rash guard I was wearing and it literally dissolved the material. It was a brand new rash guard and when I took it off after a day of surfing it had all these holes in it where the the sunscreen got on it.

    I decided it might not be a good idea to spray that stuff on my skin.