FDA recommends using non-flammable sunscreens

Agency receives 5 reports of serious burns after people apply spray sunscreen near open flame

HOUSTON - We all know that too much sun can lead to a deadly form of skin cancer. But did you know the sunscreen you use to protect your self could pose another kind of danger?

FDA experts said that you should add non-flammable sunscreen to your grilling grocery list this Fourth of July weekend.

The agency has received five reports of serious burns after people applied spray sunscreen near an open flame.

In same cases the users had already finished using the sunscreen, suggesting there is a possibility of catching fire even if you believe you have waited long enough for it to dry.

They said sunscreen is still necessary when spending time outdoors, but you should use a non-flammable brand or one that doesn't have alcohol.

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