As introduced Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling 5 of its Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreens from all U.S. shops after detecting low ranges of benzene, a doubtlessly cancer-causing chemical, in varied samples.
“Whereas benzene just isn’t an ingredient in any of our sunscreen merchandise, it was detected in some samples of the impacted aerosol sunscreen completed merchandise,” reads an organization press launch. “We’re investigating the reason for this subject, which is restricted to sure aerosol sunscreen merchandise.”
The sunscreens impacted are Neutrogena Seashore Protection aerosol sunscreen, Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Neutrogena Invisible Day by day Protection aerosol sunscreen, Neutrogena Extremely Sheer aerosol sunscreen, and Aveeno Defend + Refresh aerosol sunscreen. The recall consists of all can sizes and ranges of SPF.
“Benzene is classed as a human carcinogen, a substance that would doubtlessly trigger most cancers relying on the extent and extent of publicity,” the corporate defined in its launch. “Primarily based on publicity modeling and the Environmental Safety Company’s (EPA) framework, each day publicity to benzene in these aerosol sunscreen merchandise on the ranges detected in our testing wouldn’t be anticipated to trigger opposed well being penalties. Out of an abundance of warning, we’re recalling all a number of these particular aerosol sunscreen merchandise.”
Whereas the health-care large works to take away all a number of these merchandise off retailer cabinets, Johnson & Johnson is urging clients to discontinue using any of those 5 affected merchandise and comply with directions outlined right here.
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