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Dry Shampoos With Cancer Causing Chemical Benzene Remain On Store Shelves

Dry Shampoos With Benzene Remain On Store Shelves Despite Petition To Have Them Recalled

Dry Shampoos With Cancer Causing Chemical Benzene Remains On Store Shelves

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (November 22, 2022) – A number of popular dry shampoos with the cancer-causing chemical benzene remain on store shelves despite a petition to have them recalled.

A new study by the company Valisure found that more than 70% of the shampoos that they tested had benzene. Benzene is a chemical that has been widely used to make plastics, synthetic fibers, resins, rubber lubricants, dyes, detergents, pesticides and drugs.

It has been linked to a number of cancers including acute myeloid leukemia (AML, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Valisure has asked the FDA to pull the dry shampoos containing benzene off store shelves, but they have not yet done so.

However, the FDA lacks the authority to force these companies to remove their products from store shelves. As it turns out, the cosmetics industry is far less regulated than the prescription drug industry.

Some of the popular brands that were found to have benzene included Not Your Mother’s, Sebastian and Batiste.

Getting Legal Help After Using Dry Shampoo

Any person that is using dry shampoo should first investigate if that product has benzene. Many of the side effects that can come from a benzene related cancer may not manifest for years. If you’ve used a dry shampoo with benzene for a long period, it may be best to speak with your doctor.

Any person that becomes ill after using dry shampoo may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover medical bills, lost wages and many of the expenses that can come with a serious illness. Our team of personal injury attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that consumers are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.


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