Written by Kara Morris
TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Unilever announced Monday that it is recalling some dry shampoo sprays because they may contain elevated levels of benzene.
The fuel used in the products, which are sold under the brand names Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head) and TRESemmé, appears to be the source of the gasoline.
Benzene is a human carcinogen that may cause leukemia, marrow leukemia and life-threatening blood disorders.
However, daily exposure to benzene in recalled products at the levels detected in the test “is not expected to cause adverse health consequences,” Unilever noted in its recall notice.
This isn’t the only gasoline-related recall by Unilever in recent months. The company, which makes a variety of beauty and food products, recalled two Suave-branded 24-hour protection antiperspirants in March after it found benzene in samples during an internal audit. CBS News mentioned.
And Unilever isn’t the only company with these issues.
Procter & Gamble pulled its aerosol dry shampoo and conditioner last December from six of its brands due to gasoline. Three other companies also pulled products this year for the same reason, as did other companies last year, CBS News mentioned.
Benzene is found in both gasoline and cigarette smoke. People can also absorb the chemical by touching petroleum products or ingesting contaminated foods and drinks. CBS News mentioned.
Anyone with air dry shampoo products at home should visit UnileverRecall.com to request reimbursement.
The FDA has additional information on recall.
source: CBS News