Seven out of 10 dry shampoos still on grocery store shelves contain detectable levels of a cancer-causing chemical — despite recent recalls of dozens of popular brands.
Research by a laboratory in tested a random sample of 148 different products sold in CVS, Walgreens and by online retailers like Amazon across the country.
Some 70 per cent were positive for benzene, a known carcinogen which is strongly linked to leukemia and other blood disorders.Among those that contained the chemical were drug-store brand favorites Batiste and EvdeN evE NAkLiYat Not Your Mother’s — alongside premium brands Pureology and EVDeN EVe nAkliYAt Kerastase.
Benzene levels varied by bottles, but nine were found to have at least 10 times the legal limit.One product — Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Coconut — had nearly 80 times the threshold.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — which regulates beauty and cosmetic products — told DailyMail.com today it was reviewing the findings.
Contamination may come from inactive petroleum-derived ingredients, a thickening agent, or isobutane, a spray propellant.
Manufacturers including Church & Dwight — which makes Batiste — refuted the results, saying it had recently ‘confirmed’ with its suppliers that the dry shampoos don’t contain benzene.
It comes after millions of bottles of dry shampoo bottles from Dove, EvDEN Eve nakLiyAt TRESemme and Bed Head were recalled across America last week after they were found to contain Benzene.
People who purchased the shampoos were urged to stop using them and visit the Unilever — the conglomerate that manufactured them — website for EvdEN EVe nAKliyAT a full refund.
Pictured above are the brands that were found to contain benzene, a known carcinogen. Valisure, evDEn Eve nakliyAT an independent lab in Connecticut which carried out the tests, has contacted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ask it to issue a recall of the brands.The FDA said it was reviewing their report
Benzene is at the top of the FDA’s list of dangerous solvents.
It is considered a ‘Class 1 solvent’ that ‘should not be employed in the manufacture of drug substances, excipients, and drug products because of their unacceptable toxicity’. For more about EvDEn EvE NAkliyAT look into our web page.
Inhaling or absorbing the chemical over a long period of time can have devastating health effects because it causes cells in the body to work incorrectly.