When you purchase sunscreen and apply it before spending the day outdoors, you feel good knowing that you’re protecting your skin, reducing your risk of sunburn, and decreasing your risk of skin cancer. But a May 2021 study found that of 300 popular types of sunscreens tested, 78 contained benzene, which is a known carcinogen.
Many of the affected sunscreens are spray or aerosol versions, and they include the following Johnson & Johnson brands and products:
- Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen
- Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen
- CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen
- Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen
- UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen
People who are frequently exposed to benzene face an increased risk of developing many types of cancer, including leukemia and lymphoma. And while Johnson & Johnson has issued a recall for many of its affected sunscreens, not all sunscreens containing benzene have been removed from store shelves. In addition, countless Americans still use and have these sunscreens already in their homes.
If you or someone you love developed leukemia, lymphoma, or another type of cancer after using a Johnson & Johnson sunscreen, especially if it was a spray or aerosol sunscreen, there’s a chance the cancer was caused by benzene exposure.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’re working hard to help people harmed by dangerous sunscreens get the compensation they deserve for their medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact our Virginia defective product lawyers anytime for a free consultation of your case and to learn how we can put our decades of personal injury law experience to work for you.