Texas Antiperspirant Spray Benzene LawyerAntiperspirant sprays, including Old Spice and Secret, have tested positive for the cancer-causing chemical benzene.

Need a Texas Antiperspirant Spray Benzene Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer from benzene in your antiperspirant spray, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.

UPDATE: Old Spice, Secret Spray Deodorant Recalled for Benzene

On November 23, 2021, Proctor & Gamble recalled all lots of Old Spice and Secret spray deodorant and Old Spice Below Deck body spray with expiration dates through September 2023 due to benzene.

The following products are included in the recall:

UPC Description
012044001912 Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport 12/6oz
012044044759 Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8oz
037000729747 Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Pure Sport Plus 12/3.8oz
037000730347 Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 12/3.8oz
037000749479 Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Ult Captain 12/3.8oz
037000695714 Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Unscented 12/4.9oz
037000695707 Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Fresh Air 12/4.9oz
037000586906 Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh Twin Pack
037000711087 Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12/6OZ
037000711094 Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12/4OZ
037000723721 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Waterlily 3.8oz
037000729860 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Lavender 12/3.8oz
037000729914 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Water Lily 12/3.8oz
037000729921 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Light Essentials 12/3.8oz
037000798842 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Rose 12/3.8oz
037000747642 Secret Outlast Inv Spray Completely Clean 12/3.8oz
037000747727 Secret Outlast Inv Spray Protecting Powder 12/3.8oz
012044048535 Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 Gift Set

Antiperspirant Sprays Test Positive for Benzene

In November 2021, an independent lab demanded recalls after dozens of antiperspirant sprays tested positive for high levels of benzene, a chemical that is linked to leukemia and cancer.

What Happened?

Valisure, an independent laboratory in Connecticut, tested 108 batches of antiperspirant sprays under 30 brand-names. Benzene was found in 59 batches (54%) of antiperspirant sprays, with the highest levels of benzene found in Old Spice and Secret antiperspirants.

Valisure Sends Petition Demanding Recalls for Benzene in Antiperspirant Sprays

Valisure sent the FDA a petition demanding recalls for 38 antiperspirant sprays with the highest levels of benzene. According to Valisure, benzene was found in antiperspirant sprays under the following brands:

  • Old Spice
  • Secret
  • Tag
  • Sure
  • Walmart’s Equate
  • Suave
  • Right Guard
  • Brut
  • Summer’s Eve
  • Power Stick
  • Soft & Dri
  • Victoria’s Secret

What is the Problem With Butane?

According to Valisure, the problem with antiperspirant sprays is that many use butane as a propellant. Products that used alcohol as a propellant were far less likely to contain benzene. David Light, CEO of Valisure, warned:

“Butane is lighter fluid. Propane is the same thing you use to light your grill. These gases come out of the ground, as benzene does as well. Benzene is a known contaminant of these products. It seems likely these propellants are the source.”

What is the Problem?

Benzene has now been found in a wide range of consumer products that are meant to be sprayed on the body. In addition to antiperspirant sprays, benzene has also been found in sunscreen sprays and anti-fungal foot sprays, like Lotrimin and Tinactin.

In response, a growing number of class action lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers by consumers who were angry to learn that they were spraying their bodies with cancer-causing chemicals.

Exposure to Benzene Can Be Deadly

According to the American Cancer, benzene is a human carcinogen, and long-term exposure is associated with blood cancers cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Benzene is also linked to deadly blood disorders and problems with the immune system, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

List of Cancers & Blood Disorders Linked to Benzene

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • Blood cancers of the bone marrow
  • Blood disorders
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL)
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDL)
  • Myelofibrosis and Myeloid Metaplasia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • And more

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