J&J recalls 5 sunscreen sprays found to contain carcinogen benzene


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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

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Johnson and Johnson recalling sunscreen

abc4utah 18 July, 2021 - 06:00am

DC doctor urges continued use of sunscreen, even with Johnson & Johnson recall

WTOP 18 July, 2021 - 06:00am

Zeke Hartner | zhartner@wtop.com

“The facts are this: UV radiation from the sun is a known carcinogen. Sunscreens are an effective and safe part of an overall sun-protective regimen to ensure that we keep our skin safe as we go about our day,” said Dr. Adam Friedman, professor and Chair of Dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Friedman said it isn’t known how exposure to benzene could affect people, so the products were recalled out of “an overabundance of caution to make sure that when individuals apply a product to their skin, we know it’s absolutely safe.”

However, the recall should not scare anyone into not applying sunscreen, Friedman said, because UV exposure is known to be incredibly harmful.

“I want to make this as clear as humanly possible: Everybody needs to use sunscreen to exposed areas every single day in combination with protective clothing like hats, sunglasses, long sleeves and pants as well as avoid peak hours when possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.,” he said.

For those who would like to know that their sunscreen does not contain benzene, pharmaceutical company Valisure — which detected the benzene in the Johnson & Johnson sunscreens — maintains a list of sunscreens that have been tested and found to be clear of the contaminant.

A full list of the products recalled by Johnson & Johnson can be found online.

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Target removes J&J sunscreens from stores, website

Reuters 18 July, 2021 - 06:00am

Pharmacy chains CVS Health Corp (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and retailer Walmart Inc (WMT.N) have also pulled J&J's sunscreen off their shelves. read more

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Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Johnson & Johnson Over Benzene In Sunscreens

Beauty Packaging Magazine 18 July, 2021 - 06:00am

Plaintiffs allege that J&J failed to include labeling that certain Aveeno and Neutrogena sunscreens may have contained benzene, a carcinogen.

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