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      FDA investigating potential harm of sunscreen spray to kids

      The FDA is warning parents who use sunscreen spray on their children.

      The agency is investigating a potential risk of children accidentally breathing in the ingredients when they're being sprayed.

      Consumer Reports suggests until the FDA completes its analysis, spray products should not be used on children.

      ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said there have not been any medical reports of children being harmed by the sprays.

      Besser said there are safe ways to use the spray without the child breathing it in.

      "You want to make sure you're not using it on a windy day. You can't control where it's going. You never want to spray it near their face, so put on hands and then rub it on their face," Dr. Besser said.

      Adults can still use the sprays, but should avoid spraying your face to apply the sunscreen.

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