The same company that recently found unsafe levels of a cancer-causing chemical in many hand sanitizers has found the same chemical in another common household product: sunscreen. That's according to a recent study by consumer watchdog company Valisure.
Over 294 batches of sunscreen and after care sun products from 69 different companies were tested.
Seventy-eight of them reportedly contained the known carcinogen, benzene.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restricts the use of benzene to specific circumstances and limits the amount that can be used, says Valisure.
Sunscreen and sun care products do not meet the criteria for use of benzene, according to Valisure. And even if they did, many of the products contained much more than the FDA approved levels of benzene, says the report.
Valisure has petitioned the FDA to recall the contaminated batches of sun care products.
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