In US, P&G Recalls Shampoos and Conditioners May Contain Benzene | Morung Express


New Delhi, December 21 (IANS): Procter & Gamble is recalling dry aerosol shampoos and spray conditioners from half a dozen brands sold in the United States after finding benzene in some of them, CBS News reported.

The recall involves products made in the United States from the P&G Aussie, Herbal Essences, Pantene and Waterless brands, the Cincinnati-based consumer goods conglomerate said on Friday in a notice issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration. .

Previously discontinued spray dry shampoo products from its Hair Food and Old Spice brands are also included in the recall, according to the report.

Exposure to benzene – classified as a human carcinogen – can lead to cancer. including leukemia and cancer of the blood of the bone marrow, as well as life-threatening blood disorders. “Daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at levels detected in our testing is not expected to have adverse health consequences,” P&G said.

The recalled products have been distributed to retailers nationwide and online. P&G Brands will offer a refund to those who purchased the recalled products, which are expected to be thrown out, the company said, according to the report.

Benzene is not an ingredient in any of P&G’s products, but an examination found unexpected levels of the carcinogen in the propellant that sprays the product from the can, the company said.

The company has started testing its aerosol products after recent reports of traces of benzene in some aerosol products, according to P&G.

The vast majority of P&G products, including liquid shampoos and conditioners, are not part of the recall, CBS News reported.

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Source: IANS


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