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Multiple varieties of Coppertone sunscreen recalled due to the presence of benzene

A dozen lots of Coppertone aerosol sunscreens are being recalled by parent company Beiersdorf due to the presence of benzene. Classified as a human carcinogen, excessive and prolonged benzene exposure has been linked to an increased cancer risk. There are too many products being recalled to list here, but we’ll provide a link below to see the full list.

In their recall release on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website, Beiersdorf stressed that this recall is being done out of an abundance of caution. Their contention is that “daily exposure to benzene at the levels detected in these affected Coppertone aerosol sunscreen spray products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences…” And as we stated above, benzene has been linked to more than a few cancers, one such being leukemia.

For their part, Beiersdorf believes that they’ve come to this conclusion that these benzene levels aren’t unsafe “based on generally accepted exposure modeling”. Though if they truly believed it was safe would they really be recalling it?

If you’ve purchased any of the recalled Coppertone sunscreens, you can return them to your retailer for a refund. You can also visit a website that’s been established with any questions you might have. That site is:

To read the full list of recalled Coppertone sunscreens, click here: