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Johnson & Johnson announces recall of 5 lines of sunscreens containing carcinogens.

Johnson & Johnson announced a recall of 5 spray sunscreens from Neutrogena and Aveeno brands

Johnson & Johnson announces recall of 5 lines of sunscreens containing carcinogens.foto: National Cancer Institute
Loi Nguyen
created at: Fri Jul 16 2021| updated at:Fri Sep 24 2021
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On July 14th, the famous American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson announced a recall of 5 spray sunscreens from Neutrogena and Aveeno brands due to the detection of small amounts of Benzene - a carcinogen existing in some types. The recall covers all product lines, regardless of size or SPF concentration.

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Not only recommending customers to stop using and dispose of the above products, Johnson & Johnson also notifies distributors and retailers to stop supplying these products and send them back to the manufacturer.

On July 14th, the famous American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson announced a recall of 5 spray sunscreens from Neutrogena and Aveeno brands due to the detection of small amounts of Benzene - a carcinogen existing in some types. The recall covers all product lines, regardless of size or SPF concentration.

Specifically, 5 recalled products include:

   · 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.

Not only recommending customers to stop using and dispose of the above products, Johnson & Johnson also notifies distributors and retailers to stop supplying these products and send them back to the manufacturer.

Johnson & Johnson said Benzene was never an ingredient in its sunscreen products. However, it has now been detected in some samples of spray sunscreens. "We will investigate the cause of this problem, in the immediate future for the above products." - Johnson & Johnson said.

About Benzene

Benzene is a flammable chemical found in crude oil, gasoline, and cigarette smoke. Even air contains Benzene but at extremely low levels. This substance has the potential to cause cancer with repeated exposure at high levels, damaging the immune system and preventing cells from working properly (according to CDC).

Whether Benzene can cause cancer for users depends on the level of use. However, the company said that the concentration of Benzene found in the product is deficient. Therefore, even using the above sunscreen products daily does not have an adverse effect on health.

Sources

Johnson & Johnson website (www.jnj.com)

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