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Warning: Harmful Additives in Your Child's Sunscreen

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Educating yourself on sunscreen ingredients is imperative to protect your children from potentially harmful additives.
Air Date: June 19, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Sophie J Balk, MD
Sophie Balk photoDr. Sophie Balk is a general pediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx NY. Dr. Balk's academic work focuses on environmental health issues relevant to children. She is a past Chairperson of the AAP Committee on Environmental Health and Associate Editor of Pediatric Environmental Health, (also known as the Green Book) published by the AAP. Dr. Balk has lectured regionally and nationally on smoking cessation, sun safety and other environmental health issues. She is the lead author of the AAP's technical report and policy statement on ultraviolet radiation.
Warning: Harmful Additives in Your Child's Sunscreen
Do you ever read sunscreen labels?

Do you even need to know about SPF ingredients?

If you want to protect your children from potentially harmful additives to sunscreen, you should.

UVA vs UVB? Are there particular ingredients to be looking for?

Are there some ingredients you should avoid for kids?

Are spray sunscreens safe/effective?

Special guest, Dr. Sophie J Balk, MD, shares tips on how much sunscreen you need to apply to your children, how often to apply,  and how quickly it washes off if they're  swimming.

If your kids spend any time in the sun, you don't want to miss this interview!


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