Cancer Risk From Dry Shampoos : Unilever, a well-known company of the country and the world, has said that there are cancer-causing chemicals in the brands of many big shampoos. Orders have been given to take it back from the market immediately. According to sources, Unilever has recalled Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI and TRESemme, Aerosol dry shampoos from the US market.
This chemical can cause cancer
According to a report, the presence of benzene has been found in dry shampoo. This chemical has been shown to cause cancer. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these products were manufactured before October 2021 and distributed to retailers across the country. These include Dove Dry Shampoo Volume and Fullness, Dove Dry Shampoo Fresh Coconut, Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist and Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Refresh and Revive.
What the FDA said in its notice
Benzene has the potential to cause cancer in humans, about which the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in its recall notice that benzene can enter the human body in many ways. It can enter the body by smell, through the mouth and through the skin. This can lead to leukemia and blood cancer. The FDA says that people should stop using such products and visit UnileverRecall.com’s website to get their money back. Unilever did not immediately comment on this.
questions raised on aerosols
It is known that this move of Unilever has once again raised questions on the presence of aerosols in personal care products. Many aerosol sunscreens have been recalled from the market during the last one and a half years. These include Johnson & Johnson’s Neutrogena, Edgewell Personal Care Co. Ka Banana Boat and Beiersdorf AG’s Coppertone.
they were brought back
You may know that in the last year 2021, Procter & Gamble also recalled more than 30 Aerosol Spray Haircare Products. These included dry shampoo and dry conditioner. At that time the company had warned that these products may contain benzene. Also, the company had recalled more than a dozen Old Spice and Secret brands of deodorants and sprays. The company had feared that they may contain benzene.
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