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Avoid flammable sunscreen this summer

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The Food and Drug Administration is suggesting you add non-flammable sunscreen to your grocery list this summer. The Food and Drug Administration is suggesting you add non-flammable sunscreen to your grocery list this summer.

The Food and Drug Administration is suggesting you add non-flammable sunscreen to your grocery list this summer.

The agency has already received five reports of serious burns after people applied spray sunscreen near an open flame, such as a grill or campfire.

In some cases, the users had already finished applying the sunscreen.

This may mean there is a possibility of catching fire even if you have waited long enough for the sunscreen to dry.

The FDA stresses that sunscreen is still important when spending time outside, but that you should use a non-flammable brand, or one that does not contain alcohol.

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