brands that have been recalled for carcinogenic products

The multinational personal care products company. Unilever announced a few weeks ago that it was recalling from the market certain aerosol shampoos like precautionary measure because of the possibility that they might contain benzenea chemical that can cause cancer in the bloodas leukemia. Although this was a decision made by the company itself, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) picked up Unilever’s alert on its website.

What is benzene

Benzene, also known as benzolis a colorless liquid with a sweet odor. It evaporates rapidly in air and is only slightly soluble in water. It is also highly flammable. Benzene is mainly used as a solvent in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, as a starting product and intermediate in the synthesis of numerous chemicals, as well as in gasoline.

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“Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally and through the skin. It can cause cancers, such as leukemia and blood cancers of the bone marrow and blood disorders that can involve a life-threatening“, explained the statement, which also states that humans are daily exposed to benzene through different sources.

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70% contained benzene

Valisurea testing laboratory based in New Haven (Connecticut, USA) tested 148 batches of 34 brands of spray dry shampoo and found that 70% contained benzene. The company filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to urge the recall of products containing benzene.

Although the affected products have been selling only in the United States and Canada, there could be a possibility that they may have made their way to Spain and remaining countries in Europe via the Internet. or through people residing in North America or who have visited one of its countries as tourists.

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The recalled products are Dove, TRESemmé, Suave, Nexxus and TIGI brand spray shampoos. Among them, bottles of Dove Dry Shampoo Volume and Fullness, Dove Dry Shampoo Fresh Coconut, Dove Dry Shampoo Fresh and Floral, Dove Dry Shampoo Ultra Clean, Dove Dry Shampoo Invisible, Dove Dry Shampoo Detox and Purify, Dove Dry Shampoo Clarifying Charcoal, Dove Dry Shampoo Go Active, TRESemmé Dry Shampoo Volumizing, TRESemmé Dry Shampoo Fresh and Clean have been recalled, TRESemmé Pro Pure Dry Shampoo, Suave Dry Shampoo Hair Refresher, Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Refresh and Revive, Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist, Nexxus Inergy Foam Shampoo, Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Dry Shampoo, Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Volumizing Dry Shampoo, Bed Head Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo, Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo.

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