Just yesterday, Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled 5 aerosol sunscreen merchandise from the market. This got here after detecting benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, in some samples.
According to the (*5*)U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), benzene is assessed as a human carcinogen, a substance that would presumably trigger most cancers relying on the extent and extent. It is a widespread environmental contaminant led to by tobacco smoke, automobile exhausts, paints, dyes, and suchlike, and may be absorbed by inhalation, by the pores and skin or orally.
Based on publicity modelling and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) framework, every day publicity to benzene within the affected aerosol sunscreen merchandise on the ranges detected throughout testing wouldn’t be anticipated to trigger dire well being penalties.
However, to err on the facet of warning, the next 5 can be recalled:
- NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ protection aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen
- AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen
“While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our sunscreen products, it was detected in some samples of the impacted aerosol sunscreen finished products,” the corporate stated.
Johnson & Johnson continues to be investigating the reason for this challenge, however for now, they advise shoppers to cease utilizing these particular merchandise and discard them appropriately.
If you employ any of those aerosol sunscreen merchandise and have questions, considerations or expertise associated issues, contact your doctor or healthcare supplier instantly.
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