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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers are pushing forward with a proposal that allows students to use sunscreen at school without a note from a doctor and parent, a rule that six other states also are considering to help protect children from developing skin cancer.

The law is in place for Washington students from kindergarten to 12th grades because the Food and Drug Administration lists sunscreen as a drug product. School employees also are banned from applying it on a student.

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