Antiperspirant sprays, including Old Spice, Secret, Sure, and Brut, have tested positive for the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
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UPDATE: Suave 24-Hour Protection Recall
In March 2022, Unilever recalled two types of Suave 24-Hour Protection Antiperspirant Aerosol Spray due to benzene contamination. The recall involves the following products:
- Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Powder (4-oz. and 6-oz.) — UPC 079400751508 and 079400784902
- Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Fresh (6-oz.) — UPC 079400785503
Brut, Sure Antiperspirant/Deodorant Sprays Recalled for Benzene
In February 2022, Brut® and Sure® aerosol spray deodorant/antiperspirant products were recalled due to contamination with benzene. The manufacturer said no adverse events were reported, and benzene was not added as an ingredient in any of the products, but “unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can.”
The recall includes all Brut and Sure aerosol sprays with expiration dates on or before August 2023, including:
- Brut® Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol (4-oz and 6-oz)
- Brut® Classic Deodorant Aerosol (154-g and 10-oz)
- Sure® Regular Antiperspirant Aerosol (6-oz)
- Sure® Unscented Antiperspirant Aerosol (6-oz)
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:
|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.
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
- Walmart’s Equate
- Right Guard
- 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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