Everyone has been warned to stop using these popular antiperspirant drugs
The deodorant manufacturer has identified benzene contamination in the product. The substance is carcinogenic and can cause cancer in humans if exposed. The abnormal levels are risky for consumers.
Benzene is dangerous
Antiperspirants and deodorants have similarities but work in different ways to reduce body odor. The job of antiperspirants is to reduce sweat to the body while deodorants increase the acidity of the skin. The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) announces the risk of benzene for being a human carcinogen. It occurs by inhalation, orally and through the skin, resulting in cancers, including causes of acute myeloid leukemia and blood cancers of the bone marrow and blood disorders that can be life-threatening.
In addition, the Proctor & Gamble emphasized on Tuesday in the recall notice “Based on exposure modeling and the cancer risk assessments published by the Environmental Protection Agency, daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in our tests is not expected to impair health outcomes.”
Recall old herbs
Old Spice and Secret deodorant sprays were all recalled by P&G, there is this list of Old Spice and Secret deodorants that are included. P&G antiperspirants inform everyone that if you have any of the listed deodorants in your home, they should be removed immediately or returned from the store. Due to the high levels of benzene, this can be dangerous and according to the recall issue, the use of the deodorants should not be continued.
In a Newsweek report, the Procter & Gamble spokesperson said benzene is not an ingredient in any products “tests revealed unexpected detection of benzene in some Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirant and Old Spice Below Deck products.” In addition, experts said if anyone has a reaction to the product, they should report it to the FDA MedWatch.