CONSUMER WATCH: Hair care products recalled over cancer-causing benzene – WV News

CINCINNATI (WV News) — Proctor & Gamble Co. has recalled 32 different products of dry shampoo and conditioner from brands Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, Waterless, Hair Food and Old Spice

Proctor & Gamble, in its Dec. 17 recall notice, cited the presence of the cancer-causing chemical benzene in some aerosol spray products.

Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally and through the skin, and it can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening, Proctor & Gamble said.


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