Johnson & Johnson recalled some Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreens -- see if what you use is on the list! people.com/health/johnson-johnson-recalls-select-neutrogena-and-aveeno-sunscreens-due-to-benzene/?utm_campaign=peoplemagazine&utm_content=new&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=60f02d92b881cc0001a1390a
Fyi before you head out into the sun. Johnson and Johnson recalls some Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreens after it detects benzene in them www.cnn.com/2021/07/15/business/j-and-j-suncreen-recall-benzene/index.html
Sunscreen recall: lots of spray-on Neutrogena including its beach defense (below) and an Aveeno brand. Call Johnson & Johnson for a refund: 1-800-458-1673 pic.twitter.com/52YbzSDjdK
Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is recalling five of its sunscreen products after some samples were found to contain low levels of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer with repeated exposure. www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/johnson-johnson-recalling-sunscreens-due-to-benzene-traces/2730062/
Is Neutrogena made by Johnson and Johnson?
Neutrogena® is a brand of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. The #1 dermatologist-recommended skincare brand, Neutrogena® offers some of the world's most loved beauty and skin care lines, and manufactures and markets products in over 70 countries. neutrogena.comNEUTROGENA® History And Story | The Bar
Exposure to higher levels of benzene have been linked to leukemia, anemia, excessive bleeding, a weakened immune system, and possible damage to women’s reproductive health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that lifetime exposure to benzene in air and water can contribute to one new cancer case per 100,000 cases. At a very high level, it can cause a quick death.
Thankfully, the levels found in sunscreens were small, so no need to freak out—unfortunately, most people are exposed to benzene every day through car exhaust and cigarette smoke, among other avenues, as HHS explains. You breathe it in when you fill the gas tank, so much so that the Wisconsin Department of Health advises us to hold our breath. If you live near a highway, you’re exposed to benzene. An “average smoker” (32 cigs a day!! per HHS) inhales about 10 times the average level of benzene. Even just sitting near a smoker in a movie theater can expose you to benzene.
Despite this disappointing news, it remains true that sunscreen is a great way to prevent cancer; the Sun, life-giving and wonderful though it is, is a far more frequent cause of cancer than benzene. The Skin Cancer Foundation finds that one in five Americans develops skin cancer, a rate expected to rise as more intense UV rays hit the planet’s surface. Dermatologists tend to recommend cream or lotion sunscreens over sprays and powders, and hats, long sleeves, and shade are all great ways to stay protected.
Don’t be alarmed. Let’s focus on that sweet refund, which you can obtain, if you are diligent (and therefore probably more likely to use sunscreen), by calling Johnson & Johnson 1-800-458-1673. Use this money to purchase more sunscreen—preferably not the aerosol spray kind.
That's a pretty big aside. Why are more intense UV rays coming?
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15 July, 2021 - 12:12pm