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Children's sunscreen under scrutiny confirmed safe
By thinkSPAIN Team Tue, Jul 9, 2019
HEALTH authorities have confirmed that the sunscreen a leading consumer organisation had doubts about was 'correctly labelled' and does not need to be withdrawn from sale.
The OCU said the ISDIN Fotoprotector Pediatrics Transparent Spray SPF 50+ and the Babaria Solar Infantil Spray Protector SPF 50+ did not provide the level of protection against UV rays they claimed to, and that they were in practice at a lower factor.
In response, the Spanish Agency for Medications and Healthcare Products (AEMPS) ordered ISDIN and Babaria to supply all paperwork involved in developing the children's sunscreen, including the results of research carried out on the sun protection factor before the product was retailed.
AEMPS also asked the OCU for its own research that led it to the conclusion that the sun protection factor offered was lower than advertised.
Further tests had been carried out in separate independent laboratories by both manufacturers in light of the claims, and AEMPS reviewed the results.
After examining all information supplied, AEMPS concluded that the sun protection factor was as stated and the products correctly labelled, although it believed some confusion may have been caused by different testing methods used by individual laboratories, added to by the formats – transparent spray in one case, and spray cream in another.
AEMPS has not been notified of any adverse effects, such as sunburn despite proper use of the products.
It has assured the public that both types of children's sunscreen are what they claim to be and are safe to use.
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