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What Are the Dangers of Benzene? FAQs About Benzene

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What Are the Dangers of Benzene? FAQs About Benzene

In March of this year, pharmaceutical testing company Valisure announced it discovered that 78 sunscreen products on the market contain benzene. In May of this year, the company released its findings that 44 hand sanitizer brands also contain the chemical, which is often tied to serious health risks, including benzene-related cancers. A closer look at benzene reveals it shows up in any number...

Sunscreens and Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals: What You Need to Know

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Sunscreens and Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals: What You Need to Know

Independent laboratory Valisure recently announced that it discovered the known carcinogen benzene in 78 sunscreens and after-sun products, including popular brands Neutrogena, Aveeno and Banana Boat, after testing nearly 300 products from 69 different companies.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) lists benzene as a carcinogen and benzene has been linked...

Benzene Found in J&J Sunscreen

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Benzene Found in J&J Sunscreen

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Five Sunscreen Products due to Low Levels of Benzene

On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) announced a voluntary recall on five of its aerosol sunscreen products sold under its Neutrogena and Aveeno brands. Internal testing on samples from the products showed “low levels” of benzene. According to J&J’s press release on...

Benzene Found in Water Distribution System Amid Wildfire

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Benzene Found in Water Distribution System Amid Wildfire

In recent years, promises to rebuild burned houses and ruined towns have become frequent in the United States. It is a natural reaction to the increasing wildfires that threaten entire communities around the country, particularly those in western states. While every displaced neighbor returning to their home following such a catastrophe hopes that the town will remain safe, experts now warn...

Largest U.S. Refinery Releases Benzene Amid Hurricane Shutdown

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Largest U.S. Refinery Releases Benzene Amid Hurricane Shutdown

In the early morning of August 27th, 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana coastline as a deadly Category 4 hurricane. After being declared the tenth-strongest U.S. hurricane by wind speed on record, it comes as no surprise that Laura has inflicted an estimated $14 billion in insured damages and caused the death of 77 people. Though the worst of the storm has passed,...

Is the U.S. Occupational Benzene Exposure Limit Safe?

Is the U.S. Occupational Benzene Exposure Limit Safe?

Researcher’s findings in a 2017 study confirmed a long-tested and proven fact – benzene has toxic effects on blood and bone marrow. The research suggests that benzene exposure could be toxic to workers even at levels below the U.S. occupational standard of 1 part per million (ppm). This discovery leaves those who operate at the nationally recommended limit at risk of developing...

Novel Treatment Options: A Substantial Step Forward for AML Patients

Novel Treatment Options: A Substantial Step Forward for AML Patients

While cancer appears in many forms due to genetic or environmental influence, some cancers are more environmentally controlled than others. This is true of blood cancers, and more specifically, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Countless studies have linked AML to exposure of to benzene, a highly toxic chemical used for industrial purposes. While Leukemia has no definitive cure, various treatment...

Colorado Oil and Gas Well Leak Exposes Students to Benzene

Colorado Oil and Gas Well Leak Exposes Students to Benzene

Air sampling near a Colorado school recently showed an increased level of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical derived from natural gas and crude oil. The unprecedented national rush of oil and gas extraction has states all across the country reporting troublesome levels of toxic chemicals in their cities.

The benzene was detected last fall during a single 45-minute sample reading of the...

Benzene Exposure Case Settles Before Start of Trial

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Benzene Exposure Case Settles Before Start of Trial

Auto mechanic claiming to be sickened by benzene exposure settles with last remaining defendant on the eve of trial, resolving the case for $6.3M in total settlements from all defendants.

LOS ANGELES –– The benzene exposure trial of Jimmy Thomas, long-time auto body mechanic claiming to have cancer caused by the toxic chemical, was set to begin first thing...

Benzene Exposure Risk Forces Illinois Village to Ditch City Garage

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Benzene Exposure Risk Forces Illinois Village to Ditch City Garage

When benzene was discovered in a garage in the village of Roxana, Illinois something had to be done. This street department garage is located on a dangerous plume of benzene. At the time of the announcement in 2015, the garage was still housing government vehicles and supplies, increasing the frequency of risky benzene exposure. The plume is the result of a pipeline break at a nearby...

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