2 Ingredients to look for when buying sunscreen for children
by sue ingram
This article was published with some great comments from a Dr Torres, on ABC Action News.
She said "The only ingredients that should be there are Titanium Dioxide and or Zinc Oxide."
Here's why Dr. Torres said it's critical:
"Those are just physical blockers they are not chemicals. Those block the sunlight by their physical properties. So the possibility of it being absorbed and being dangerous to a child is minimum," said Dr. Torres.
What and what not to put on your child can be confusing. But, Dr. Torres said soon parents will have an easier time navigating through all the products. By 2013, the FDA has mandated more clear labeling. The process is already under way.
In the meantime, she warns, "That a lot of sunscreen marketed for baby may have chemical sunscreens. So again, I really want to stress actually looking at the label and reading the ingredients."