Johnson and Johnson said Wednesday that it is reviewing five of its sunscreen items after certain examples were found to contain low degrees of benzene, a synthetic that can cause malignancy with rehashed openness.
The influenced items, bundled in airborne jars, are Aveeno Protect + Refresh vaporized sunscreen, and four Neutrogena sunscreen adaptations: Beach Defense airborne sunscreen, CoolDry Sport vaporized sunscreen, Invisible Daily Defense vaporized sunscreen and UltraSheer vaporized sunscreen.
The review incorporates all can sizes and all degrees of sun security factor, or SPF. The items were dispersed cross country through retailers.
Hints of benzene were distinguished in many mainstream sunscreens and after-sun items, as indicated by tests led by online drug store and lab Valisure, CBS News revealed last month.
Benzene, a known cancer-causing agent, was found in 78 of almost 300 splashes and creams tried — about 27% — including items sold by Banana Boat and CVS, as per Valisure
The medical care monster said it is examining how the compound got into the items.
David Light, the author and CEO of Valisure, accepts the issue is fabricating pollution influencing explicit bunches. While the wellspring of the pollutant is obscure and a greater amount of the items tried passed than fizzled, Light asked makers and purchasers to treat the matter severely.
“Benzene is one of the most studied and concerning human carcinogens known to science. Its association with forming blood cancers in humans has been shown in numerous studies at trace levels of parts per million and below. The presence of this known human carcinogen in products widely recommended for the prevention of skin cancer and that are regularly used by adults and children is very troubling,” Light said in the company’s statement.
J&J said it’s attempting to get all heaps of the five items eliminated from store racks. It encouraged buyers to quit utilizing the sunscreens promptly and said clients can get a discount by calling J&J’s Consumer Care Center at 1-800-458-1673. More data is accessible at the sites for Neutrogena and Aveeno.
J&J said in an articulation that “utilization of these items would not be required to cause unfavorable wellbeing outcomes” and that it deliberately chose to review them “out of a bounty of alert.” The assertion added that individuals should utilize a substitute sunscreen to shield themselves from the skin disease melanoma.