Spray-on tans with DHA could be dangerous experts say

Some medical experts claim an active chemical used in spray tans could be dangerous, according to Good Morning America this week.

The concern comes after six medical experts in the area of pulmonary, toxicology, and dermatology reviewed 10 scientific studies on Dihydroxyacetone , or DHA, according to the article.

DHA is the main chemical in the spray-on tan and reportedly has the potential to cause genetic alterations and DNA damage.

DHA was approved for external use in the 1970s, but the FDA told ABC News DHA should not be inhaled or ingested and its use has not been approved in tanning booths as an all-over spray.

It is recommended that those who use spray tan protect the eyes, nose, and lips.

The tanning industry reportedly said it will start training to inform salons and customers about the FDA recommendations to use protective measures. Read more.

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