Cancer-Causing Benzene Now Found in Many Popular Shampoos
If 2021 taught me anything it was that many ordinary household products we regularly apply to our bodies are contaminated with benzene – a very harmful chemical that causes leukemia, bone-marrow cancers and life-threatening blood disorders. It would be natural to assume that companies would screen their everyday household products to make sure they don’t contain ingredients that can kill people, but that assumption is apparently incorrect. From sunscreen to hand sanitizer to dryer sheets, it can seem as though every time scientists investigate a common household product these days, they are finding benzene.
The latest class of products discovered to be contaminated with benzene are shampoos. That’s right, a product we often massage into our scalps practically every day is also littered with cancer-causing chemicals. Procter & Gamble Company recently issued a voluntary product recall of its shampoo and conditioner spray products from popular brands such as Pantene, Aussie and Herbal Essences. You can find the full list of recalled products at this link. If you use any of the products on this list, you can go to www.pantene.com, www.aussie.com, www.herbalessences.com, www.hairfood.com, www.oldspice.com or www.waterlesshaircare.com to get more information, including information on how to receive reimbursement for eligible products.
Physical harm from benzene is dose dependent, meaning the more exposure to benzene you receive over a lifetime, the greater the risk you will suffer adverse health effects from it. There are numerous sources of benzene exposure that are out of our hands, so it is important to minimize your exposure to benzene from sources that are within your control. If you believe you have developed adverse health effects from exposure to benzene, you should contact an experienced law firm right away to explore your rights. Many ordinary household products we regularly apply to our bodies are contaminated with cancer-causing benzene. Zak Zatezalo explains.