Birmingham Sunscreen Recall Lawyer
Sunscreen Recall Attorney Serving Alabama
Possible Cancer-Causing Agent
A benzene sunscreen lawsuit is a claim against Neutrogena, Aveeno, Johnson & Johnson, and others for manufacturing and distributing products with excessive concentrations of benzene. High levels of exposure to this chemical can cause cancer, and leukemia in particular, in humans.
Which Sunscreens have been recalled?
On July 14, 2021, Johnson & Johnson recalled the following:
- NEUTROGENA Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen
- AVEENO Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen
These are considered drug products and therefore are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The five recalled were found to contain the known carcinogen benzene. The amount of benzene found in these contaminated products exceeds the acceptable concentration limit.
Benzene is a carcinogen or cancer-causing substance, as labeled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other safety associations. The aerosolized forms with high benzene concentrations appear to be the most dangerous because microscopic particles of the product can be unintentionally inhaled. With repeated use and accidental inhalations, the benzene present in the products can begin to cause various forms of cancer.
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