Benzene was detected in several types of Neutrogena sunscreen, leading to recalls for sunscreen sprays that may pose a risk of cancer.
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Neutrogena Sunscreen Recalls for Benzene
In July 2021, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled four types of Neutrogena® spray sunscreens (or “aerosol sunscreen”) due to high levels of benzene, a toxic cancer-causing chemical.
What Sunscreens Were Recalled?
- NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen
- AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen
Why Was Benzene In My Sunscreen?
Benzene is not intentionally added to sunscreen, so it is likely a problem with manufacturing. According to Johnson & Johnson,”benzene is not an ingredient in any of our sunscreen products. … We are investigating the cause of this issue.”
Because benzene is so toxic, the FDA sets strict limits on benzene in all consumer products, including sunscreen. The FDA does not allow any benzene in products that can be made without the chemical.
Lab Finds Benzene in 78 Sunscreens and Other Sun-Care Products
Valisure LLC, an independent laboratory, reported in May 2021 that the tested hundreds of sunscreens and sun-care products and found benzene in 78 sunscreens, sprays, lotions, gels, and aloe vera.
Valisure demanded recalls for the following list of Neutrogena sunscreens with high levels of benzene:
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen Spray (SPF 100+ and SPF 70+)
- Neutrogena Beach Defense Oil-Free Body Sunscreen Spray SPF 100+
- Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60+
- Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Water-Resistant Sunscreen Spray SPF 70
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, SPF 45 Spray
- Neutrogena Beach Defense Spray Body Sunscreen SPF 50
Health Risks of Exposure to Benzene
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen (a substance that can cause cancer in people). It can be absorbed through the skin, breathed in the air, and swallowed. People who are exposed to large amounts of benzene can develop cancer — particularly blood cancers.
List of Blood Cancers Linked to Benzene
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- And more
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