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Popular Sunscreens Contaminated with High Levels of Benzene, a Known Carcinogen


June 17, 2021

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - According to Valisure, an online laboratory and pharmacy, recent tests of several popular sunscreen brands were found to contain high levels of benzene.*

Benzene is a known carcinogen that is linked to blood cancer diseases such as leukemia. According to Valisure's lab test results, high levels of benzene were found in 78 after-sun care and sunscreen products. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists benzene as a known carcinogen in humans. 

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), benzene exposure can occur through skin absorption, inhalation, ingestion, or eye contact.

Valisure's discovered that about 20% of the sunscreen and after-sun care products that were tested contained detectable levels of benzene, and some of the products tested contained up to three times FDA's allowable concentration of benzene. 

Valisure has appealed to the FDA to immediately recall all contaminated products and set limits of benzene contamination in cosmetics and healthcare products. Valisure also noted that not every brand of sunscreen products tested positive for benzene. FDA regulators are reviewing Valisure's test results. 

Valisure asserted that its tests detected benzene in 78 of the 300 of the sunscreen sprays and lotions that the lab tested. Valisure tested several popular products sold by CVS, Banana Boat, and other popular retailers.  

Given that Benzene has been linked to blood cancers, the issue of exposure through the skin particularly alarming.  

The following is a link to Valisure's sunscreen benzene test results.

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