Johnson & Johnson Recalls Five Sunscreens After Detecting Cancer-Causing Chemical

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Five Sunscreens After Detecting Cancer-Causing Chemical


The Johnson & Johnson company is voluntarily recalling five of its Neutrogena and Aveeno brand sunscreens after finding a cancer-causing chemical in some samples.

The company said Wednesday consumers should stop using the products and throw them away once internal testing found low levels of benzene in some of the samples, Reuters reported.

In a press release, Johnson & Johnson said, “The only sunscreen products impacted are aerosol products,” which are listed as follows:

Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Neutrogena Invisible Daily defense aerosol sunscreen, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen, and Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.

The news release continued:

Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures indoors and outdoors from multiple

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