After finding a cancerous chemical, Banana Boat recalled a popular product.


Following the discovery of a cancer-causing chemical, Banana Boat recalls a popular product.

After a cancerous chemical was found in one of their sunscreen products, well-known sunscreen manufacturer Banana Boat recently announced a voluntary recall on that product.

An internal review of three batches of the company’s Hair and Scalp sunscreen, according to the July 29 announcement, found trace amounts of benzene.

The recall comes after a number of other sizable recalls from businesses in 2021, including Johnson & Johnson and Coppertone.

Popular sunscreen manufacturer Coppertone recalled five different products in October 2021 because they contained benzene.

Following the discovery of benzene traces, five Johnson and Johnson aerosol sunscreen products were also recalled in July 2021.

Although benzene is not an ingredient in any Banana Boat products, the review revealed that the propellant used to spray the product out of the can contained unexpected levels of benzene.

Benzene: What Is It?

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has designated benzene as “carcinogenic to humans.”

Benzene is categorized as “carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Additionally, links between benzene and leukemia, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma have been established by sufficient data.

The chemical, which can affect bone marrow, white blood cells, and the immune system, is capable of impeding healthy cell function, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Web Reactions

Online Responses

So the thing that’s supposed to keep me from getting cancer is actually giving it to me? asked user @AlanMassenburg in a tweet.

Fantastic, I’ve been applying this to my skin all summer.

According to a tweet from @jgreer3, “I’m sure @bananaboat is more than willing to pay for cancer screenings and any medical or mental issues that come with the cancer risk.”

We are fortunate that the FDA is on our side, but they are really working for @pfizer.

Don’t you just love it when something is announced after the summer is almost over.

It almost seems intentional,” tweeted user @fuzzylou77.

“POS Company, didn’t know how long this has been around.”

This has happened with a well-known sunscreen line for the second year in a row, and there’s absolutely nothing suspicious about it, wrote user @BCakaTheMan in a tweet.

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