FDA investigating carcinogen found in recalled J&J sunscreen products


(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said July 16 that it is investigating the root cause of a cancer-causing chemical found in some of Johnson & Johnson’s recalled sunscreen products.

On July 14, the drugmaker voluntarily recalled five Neutrogena and Aveeno brand aerosol sunscreens and advised consumers to stop using the products and discard them after internal testing found low levels of benzene in some sprays.

The agency has advised parents to continue to use broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF 15 or higher in conjunction with other sun protective measures.

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