Health alert for carcinogens in shampoos: all brands concerned


The multinational personal care products Unilever announced that it would withdraw from the market certain spray shampoos as a precaution against the possibility that they contain benzenea chemical that can cause blood cancerWhat leukemia. Although this is a decision made by the company itself, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English) collects the Unilever alert on its website.

Benzene, also called benzolIt is a colorless liquid with a sweet smell. It evaporates quickly in air and is only slightly soluble in water. Moreover, it is highly flammable. Benzene is mainly used as a solvent in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as an initial and intermediate product in the synthesis of many chemical substances, as well as in gasoline.

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“Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, through the mouth, and through the skin. It can cause cancers, including leukemia and bone marrow blood cancer, as well as blood disorders that can be danger to life“, explains the press release, which also specifies that the man is daily exposed to benzene via different sources.

70% contained benzol

assessa New Haven, Connecticut, USA-based testing lab tested 148 lots of 34 brands of aerosol dry shampoo and found that 70% it contained benzene. The company has filed a petition with the United States Food and Drug Administration requesting the removal of products containing said substance.

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Although the affected products are only sold in the United States and Canada, they may have reached Spain and other European countries online or through persons residing in North America or having visited one of its countries as tourists.

The recalled products are Dove, TRESemmé, Suave, Nexxus and TIGI brand shampoo sprays. Among them, bottles of Dove Dry Shampoo Volume and Purify, 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 were removed. Charcoal, Dove Dry Shampoo Go Active, TRESemmé Dry Shampoo Volumizing, TRESemmé Dry Shampoo Fresh and Clean, 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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