When we go to the beach, we wear sunscreen to protect us from the sun.
While some more than others, you know it’s summer when you can smell sunscreen at the public pools and see white noses at the beach.
Most recently, Johnson & Johnson has recalled several popular sunscreen brands that you might have laying around in the living room drunk drawer, due to low levels of benzene.
Benzene is a human carcinogen, which is also known as a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure.
While benzene is normally not an ingredient found in Johnson & Johnson sunscreen products, low levels were detected in some samples.
The brands include Neutrogena and Aveeno, two very popular brands that often fly off retail store shelves as soon as the temperature reaches 85 degrees outdoors.
More specifically, the five sunscreens that have been recalled include:
- NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen
- AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen
Johnson & Johnson has informed customers to stop using the recalled sunscreens immediately and should discard them appropriately.
Individuals who have bought any of the sunscreens listed above can contact customer service for further questions or refunds by calling 1-800-458-1673 and as always, anyone who has experienced problems related to the recall should contact their healthcare provider.