Spray-on suncreen may have dangerous chemicals

By WEEK Producer

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Spray-on suncreen may have dangerous chemicals

July 11, 2014 Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 2:37 PM CDT

Parents getting ready to have some fun in the sun with their kids--listen up!

Some spray-on sunscreens are now off the recommended brands list.

The FDA is investigating dangerous chemicals that might have made their way into spray on sunscreens.

Doctors say chemicals like titanium dioxide and zinc can irritate lungs and breathing problems like asthma.

Dr. Jaime Marchand says symptoms from the sunscreens can also start immediately or hours later.

"It maybe up to six or eight hours until the lungs react and then you have cough, shortness of breathe, turning blue around the lips and signs of tiredness."

The chemicals have also shown up in lotions but they are still safer than spray sunscreens.

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