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FDA warns of flammable sunscreen accidents on July 4

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Do your July 4 plans involve a little fun in the sun?

Then the FDA has a warning for you.

Experts said you should make sure your sunscreen in non-flammable.

The agency said they have had a handful of reports of serious burns after people put on sunscreen near an open flame. 

In some cases, the users had already applied the sunscreen, suggesting a possibility you could catch fire even if you think your sunblock is already dry. 

They said everything from lighting a cigarette to standing too close to a lit candle, even approaching a grill could be to blame for the injuries.

Avoid the risks by using a non-flammable sunscreen that does not contain alcohol. 

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