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What is benzene in sunscreen?

Benzene is a chemical derived from coal tar with trace amounts often found in synthetic fragrances, explains Dr. Dendy Engelman. "Benzene is a known carcinogen and is linked to cancer and nervous system issues," she tells us. "Short term, it can cause irritation and redness on the skin if applied topically." ranellamd. byrdie.comWhat to Know About the Possible Benzene Sunscreen Recall

CVS Health Takes Two Sun-Care Products Off The Shelf After Neutrogena Sunscreen Recall

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The move came after Valisure LLC, an online pharmacy, said in May that it found high levels of benzene in 24 sunscreens and other suncare products and recommended pulling them from shelves.

CVS Health After Sun Aloe Vera and CVS Health After Sun Aloe Vera Spray, the products being pulled by CVS, are also on Valisure's list, along with several other brands.

A CVS spokesman said the company halted sales of the products "out of an abundance of caution" and is working with the supplier to "take appropriate additional steps." CVS and J&J don't use the same supplier for the items, he said.

The Neutrogena sprays and CVS-brand aloe vera products topped Valisure's list of products with the highest levels of benzene, reports Bloomberg.

Other products that contained low but still detectable levels include several of Edgewell Personal Care Co's (NYSE: EPC) Banana Boat sunscreens and a few Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA) sunscreens and after-sun gels.

Valisure did find suncare products that didn't test positive for benzene.

Price Action: CVS shares closed at $82.07 on Thursday.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating how a cancer-causing chemical ended up in Johnson & Johnson sunscreens, after the company said it had done internal testing and found low levels of benzene in some, the regulator said on Friday. J&J, which issued a voluntarily recall of the five different Neutrogena and Aveeno brand products, began testing after Valisure - an online pharmacy that tests its products for contaminants - found benzene in dozens of suncare products and asked the FDA to look into it in May. "The root cause of the benzene found in recalled sunscreen products is the focus of ongoing investigation," FDA spokesman Jeremy Kahn said.

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