brands recalled for carcinogens
The multinational personal care products Unilever announced a few weeks ago that it was withdrawing from the market certain spray shampoos as precautionary measure because of the possibility that they contain benzenea chemical that can cause blood canceras leukemia. Although this is a decision made by the company itself, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took up the Unilever alert on its website.
What is Benzene?
Benzene, also known as benzolis a colorless liquid with a sweet smell. It evaporates quickly in air and is only slightly soluble in water. It is also very flammable. Benzene is mainly used as a solvent in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, as a starting material and intermediate in the synthesis of many chemicals, as well as in gasoline.
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“Exposure to benzene can be by inhalation, orally and through the skin. It can cause cancers, such as leukemia and bone marrow cancers, as well as blood disorders which can involve a danger of death“explains the press release, which also states that the man is exposed to benzene daily from different sources.
70% contained benzene
Suitcasea testing laboratory based in New Haven (Connecticut, USA) analyzed 148 batches of 34 brands of spray dry shampoo and found that 70% contained benzene. The company has filed a petition with the US Food and Drug Administration requesting a recall of products containing benzene.
Although the affected products were only sold in the United States and Canada, they may have ended up in the following countries Spain and other European countries via the Internet. or by people living in North America or having visited one of its countries as tourists.
The recalled products are Dove, TRESemmé, Suave, Nexxus and TIGI spray shampoos. Among them are bottles of Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo, Dove Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo, Dove Fresh and Floral Dry Shampoo, Dove Ultra Clean Dry Shampoo, Dove Invisible Dry Shampoo, Dove Detox and Purify Dry Shampoo, Dove Clarifying Charcoal Dry Shampoo, Dove Go Active Dry Shampoo, TRESemmé Volumizing Dry Shampoo, TRESemmé Fresh and Clean Dry Shampoo have been recalled, TRESemmé Pro Pure Dry Shampoo, Suave Refreshing Dry Shampoo, Suave Refresh and Revive Dry Shampoo Professionals, Nexxus Refreshing Mist Dry Shampoo, 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 Dirty Secret Rockaholic Dry Shampoo.