Johnson & Johnson Recalls Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreens Due to Traces of Benzene

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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 numerous samples.

“While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our sunscreen products, it was detected in some samples of the impacted aerosol sunscreen finished products,” reads an organization press launch. “We are investigating the cause of this issue, which is limited to certain aerosol sunscreen products.”

The sunscreens impacted are 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 recall contains all can sizes and ranges of SPF. 

“Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure,” the corporate defined in its launch. “Based on exposure modeling and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) framework, daily exposure to benzene in these aerosol sunscreen products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling all lots of these specific aerosol sunscreen products.”

While the health-care big works to take away all heaps of these merchandise off retailer cabinets, Johnson & Johnson is urging prospects to discontinue the use of any of these 5 affected merchandise and observe directions outlined right here.

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