After being shocked to discover cancer-causing chemicals, Johnson & Johnson recalled five sunscreen products including Neutrogena spray
Fives Johnson & Johnson After some samples were found to contain the carcinogenic chemical benzene, spray sunscreen was removed from store shelves.
The company warned that although the use of these products is “not expected to cause adverse health consequences,” it voluntarily recalled them “out of prudence.”
The healthcare giant confirmed that it had found the harmful chemical benzene after internal and independent laboratory tests.
The five recalled products involve all sizes of spray cans and all sun protection factors (SPF) of Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, and four versions of Neutrogena sunscreen: Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen and UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen.
Consumers are urged to stop using its products immediately and look for alternative sunscreens to protect themselves from skin cancer and melanoma.
The company also confirmed that it is offering refunds to consumers and officially notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the safety measures.
Benzene is found in crude oil, gasoline and cigarette smoke, as well as glues, detergents and plastics.
Repeated exposure to benzene “Destroy the immune system by changing the level of antibodies in the blood and causing the loss of white blood cells,” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
An investigation is underway to determine how carcinogens are added to its sunscreen products.
As early as 2019, Johnson & Johnson also recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder “out of cautious considerations” after discovering traces of asbestos. Forbes.
since then, New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company stops selling baby powder After being sued by thousands of customers who claimed to have mesothelioma and ovarian cancer caused by asbestos because of their products.