Wednesday 2 November 2022 06:13 PM Even MORE dry shampoos found to contain cancer chemical trends now
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 Connecticut 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 carcinogen were drug-store brand favorites Batiste and Not Your Mother's — alongside premium brands Pureology and Kerastase.
Benzene levels varied by bottles, but nine were found to have at least 10 times the limit for Benzene. 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.
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, 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 a full refund.
Benzene can be a contaminant in a dry shampoo's propellant, made using petroleum products and used to launch the product out of the bottle and onto someone's hair.
The chemical is often present in the environment after coming from car exhausts, cigarette smoke and industrial emissions — at much lower concentrations than those in dry shampoo.
Pictured above are the brands where benzene - a known carcinogen - was detected in the products. Of those found to contain the chemical, about half had more than the maximum limit set by the Food and Drug Administration
Butane, a petroleum product, is a common propellant in aerosol spray cans. If not refined properly during the manufacturing process, the resulting gas could contain other components from the crude oil, such as benzene.
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