Benzene Detected in Some Well-Known Brands of Sunscreen
Valisure (a product-testing company) discovered in May 2021 that some popular sunscreen brands contained toxic amounts of benzene. This chemical is a well-documented carcinogen, and people can absorb it through their skin. That fact is particularly concerning considering sunscreen is a product used by adults and children that one applies and rubs into the skin. Thus, the nature of sunscreen application all but assures a high degree of benzene absorption when someone uses one of these tainted products. Furthermore, many medical experts have reached the conclusion that no level of benzene exposure can be considered “safe.”
What Does Benzene is Sunscreen Do?
In some cases, it is possible to link someone’s sunscreen use to their later development of leukemia. Extended exposure to benzene can lead to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
There is also a definitive link between benzene and multiple myeloma (MM), aplastic anemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), and other bone and blood cancers. People should always avoid benzene if possible. Even manufacturers of benzene-containing products have acknowledged there is a connection between the chemical and cancer. As far back as 1948, The American Petroleum Institute agreed that no safe level of benzene exposure exists.
How to Join a Benzene Lawsuit
If you have leukemia and think it may be related to benzene detected in some well-known brands of sunscreen, you may have a case. While not everyone qualifies, you can find out whether you can participate in a benzene lawsuit. If so, know that Benzene Lawyers exists to serve you and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Benzene Lawyers to talk to a benzene exposure lawyer today.
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