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Sunscreen use on infants

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Use of minimal amounts of sunscreen on children under six months of age is safe when "adequate clothing and shade are not available," the American Academy of Pediatrics said. The policy statement, published in the August edition of Pediatrics, reverses the academy's earlier advice not to use sunscreens on infants under six months. AAP now finds, however, "no evidence that using sunscreen on small areas of a baby's skin," such as the face or back of the hands, is harmful
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