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Five Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreens Recalled Due to Benzene

Johnson & Johnson said it was still investigating how traces of benzene were discovered in the sunscreens

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THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Five Neutrogena and Aveeno spray sunscreen products have been recalled because they may contain small amounts of benzene, Johnson & Johnson announced Wednesday.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling all lots of these specific aerosol sunscreen products," the company said. "While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our sunscreen products, it was detected in some samples of the impacted aerosol sunscreen finished products."

The company said it was still investigating how traces of benzene were discovered in the sunscreens.

Based on exposure modeling and Environmental Protection Agency guidance, Johnson & Johnson added that it determined that "daily exposure to benzene in these aerosol sunscreen products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences."

The recalled sunscreens were distributed across the United States and include: Neutrogena Beach Defense; Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport; Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense; Neutrogena Ultra Sheer; and Aveeno Protect + Refresh.

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