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Sunscreen rumors

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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American Academy of Ophthalmology responds to a circulating e-mail claiming waterproof sunscreens can cause blindness in children. "While sunscreen is a mild irritant, the most severe eye injury it could cause would be a corneal abrasion, resulting in moderate discomfort during the healing process, but no long-term after-effects," the academy said. The e-mail, which purports to be the story of a mother and her injured child, is an "erroneous and alarmist story" that "unnecessarily frightens parents," AAO said. CTFA said this is at least the second time around for the rumor
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