After Johnson & Johnson found low levels of benzene in some samples, it has recalled five of its Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products “out of cautious consideration”.
Although benzene was detected in some samples through internal testing, none of the company’s sunscreen products did not contain benzene. Johnson & Johnson Said Wednesday. Investigation into the cause of the problem is ongoing.
The substance has been identified as a human carcinogen, which means it can cause cancer, depending on the level and degree of exposure to the chemical.
The company stated that daily exposure to the benzene content found in the affected sunscreen spray products will not cause adverse health effects.
Consumers are urged to stop using the affected products immediately, discard them and look for alternative sunscreens. Distributors and retailers across the country are required to return the recalled products.
The recall covers all can sizes and SPF levels of the following five products.
•Neutrogena Beach Defense Aerosol Sunscreen
• Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport Aerosol Sunscreen
• Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen
• Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Aerosol Sunscreen
•Aveeno Protect + Refresh Aerosol Sunscreen
Consumers are urged to contact their doctor if they encounter any problems related to the affected sunscreen products. Adverse reactions may also be reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The Johnson & Johnson recall occurred during the year when sunscreen is essential to fully enjoy the summer weather. Whether you are by the pool or on the beach, regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce the risk of squamous cell carcinoma by approximately 40% and reduce the risk of melanoma by half. Skin Cancer Foundation.
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