Wednesday, May 25, 2011


An article talking about the dangers of sun screen to pregnant women! I hope this link continues to work, if not I do have it saved as a PDF and I can e-mail to anyone upon request.

The article speaks about the ingredient retinyl palmitate, which has been found in other medications leading to birth defects. In the end, every type of sun screen and lotion has some sort of ingredient that people will caution us to use. The article does not explain what other medications it's referring to (it mentions acne meds) and it does not explain the type of birth defects. It's good to be aware of what is being studied and making news, and I will at least try to avoid the brands mentioned in the article. Personally I always used Banana Boat, Neutrogena and Coppertone!

Brands pregnant women may want to avoid include:
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30 
Coppertone Sport Ultra Sweatproof SPF 30 
Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport SPF 30
No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45 
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF 45 
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 100
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin SPF 60

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