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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:59 am 
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I have heard that a lot of sunblocks contain nut oils; yet,I have not been able to find one that does? Am I missing something? They all appear to be safe to me. It's that time of year again and I'm trying to make sure I pick a good sunblock with a good moisturizer in it for my 2 year old son who is allergic to peanut/nuts. Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 1:12 pm 
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Sun screen is yet another worry I have also. I notice that not all products list medicinal as well as non-medicinal ingredients.

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:08 pm 
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Well the good news is that cosmetics labelling is improving to ensure that all cosmetics provide information regarding ingredients on or with the product. Information will be given using the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI)system.
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/person/c ... te-eng.php
Here is the list of ingredients:
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/cosmetic ... i_2006.pdf

The bad news is...sunblocks are considered drugs and are not included.
The government has been dragging it's feet on amending the drug label laws since January 15, 1988. So you are safer with your eye shadow than you are with your medicine :roll:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodphar ... 43-eng.php

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 12:50 pm 
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Since it's the *oil* that is in sunblock -- look for an oil free.

We use Coppertone oil free. My son doesn't have food allergies, but he has a condition that he cannot have any oil put on his face. There are more and more oil free products available.

fyi - we also use fragrance free.

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