Using aerosol sunscreen may seem suitable. If you have a lively child who wants to jump into the pool right away and wouldn’t like having greasy hands because of the creams used, some sprays of SPF 50 seem just great. This does not apply to this mom. She is infuriated at her toddler had third-degree burns all over her face after using aerosol sunscreen.

Rebecca Canon post on Facebook says that she carefully read the instruction on the aerosol sunscreen she bought. According to the bottle it was safe to be used by the children 6 months and older, so she put it to her hands and her 14-month-old daughter’s face. Afterwards, her daughter started swelling and got third-degree-burns on her cheeks and around the eyes.

photo via Rebecca Cannon Facebook

Cannon wrote: ”Kyla is back home after another hospital trip this morning due to extreme swelling, but she is doing ok and is in good spirits. Please watch and be careful when using aerosol sunscreen! I have done a lot of research since coming home and have found a disturbing amount of cases like ours. I don’t know why it’s not removed from the shelves !!.. Please be careful-the sunscreen used was Banana Boat SPF 50 broad spectrum kids sunscreen. Have besides a reimbursement for the product, (it’s) not sounding like they are going to do anything”

Cannon mentioned that the burns must be from the aerosol sunscreen since her daughter wasn’t even in the sun. In an interview to Popsugar, she said:” I just want the word out for parents to be careful as to what they are putting on their children. On the back of the bottle, it said it was safe for use on all ages unless the child is under 6 months of age”.

It might bother you, but it’s better if you stick to the common thing in the tube. ConsumerReports advises that adults better not use aerosol sunscreen on their face-better listen to what they say rather than regret it.
Some sunscreens may be banned in Hawaii. Were you aware of the fact that the sunscreen you put before going swimming in the sea harms one of nature’s most important habitats?

Apart from being a nature’s beauty, they are habitat to different types of fish and other sea creatures. Unfortunately , this habitat is in serious danger. Marine biologists foresee that more than 90 per cent of the world’s coral reefs will disappear by 2050.

The causes of this are many, ‘coral bleaching’ included, which comes as a result of global warming. Yet another astonishing enemy of coral reefs is the sunscreen.

Coral Reefs are being damaged by the common ingredients in sunscreen. It’s true: Coral Reefs are hurt because of the sunscreen you put before you go swimming in the ocean.

A study of the University of Central Florida researchers discovered that the chemicals constituting the sunscreen we use can lead to coral bleaching. In specific, oxybenzone and octinoxate both harm and vanish coral reefs.

Oxybenzone inhales UVB rays and short UVA rays, whereas octinoxate filters UV. As said by NPR, they are used in famous brands like Banana Beat, Bayer /Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic and almost 3.500 other sunscreen brands. An amount of 14.000 tons sunscreen goes to the coral reefs every year which impacts coral reefs ‘ life.