Latest In

News

Dove, Nexxus, And Other Dry Shampoos Recalled Due To The Presence Of A Cancer-causing Chemical

Dove, Nexxus, and other dry shampoos recalled by Uniliver because they may contain benzene, which is known to cause cancer. In a statement released on Friday, the Food and Drug Administration said that the affected products were made before October 2021 and sold in stores across the country. Jenny Mitchell (left), whose cancerous uterus, sued L'Oréal after using the company's products to straighten her hair chemically.

Author:Camilo Wood
Reviewer:Dexter Cooke
Oct 27, 2022
2.6K Shares
152.9K Views
Dove, Nexxus, and other dry shampoos recalledby Uniliver because they may contain benzene, which is known to cause cancer. In a statement released on Friday, the Food and Drug Administration said that the affected products were made before October 2021 and sold in stores across the country.
Jenny Mitchell (left), whose cancerous uterus, sued L'Oréal after using the company's products to straighten her hair chemically. The lawsuit was brought by Ben Crump.
One American woman has filed a lawsuit against L'Oréal, alleging that the company's chemical hair straightening products caused her to get cancer. Dove's Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo, Nexxus' Refreshing Mist, Suave Professionals' Refresh and Revive, and Dove's Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo are just a few examples.
Benzene causes cancer in humans. The recall notice states that exposure to benzene, whether via inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact, may lead to diseases such as leukemia and blood cancer. The Food and Drug Administration has told people who have recalled aerosol dry shampoo products to stop using them immediately and go to UnileverRecall.com to find out how to get a refund.
When contacted for comment, Unilever did not provide a response right away. In May 2021, a company called Valisure in New Haven, Connecticut found benzene in these items. This led to the recalls.
Given what we’ve seen, it unfortunately makes sense that other consumer-product categories, like aerosol dry shampoos, could be heavily affected by benzene contamination and we are actively investigating this area.- Valisure Chief Executive Officer David Light

Why Are Dove, Tresemmé, Nexxus Dry Shampoos Being Recalled? Does Dove Shampoo Cause Cancer?

Final Words

Spray-on dry shampoo has already been called out as an issue, so this isn't the first time it's come up. After reading about Valisure's results, P&G decided to put their whole line of aerosol products through tests. The Pantene and Herbal Essences dry shampoos were recalled in December due to possible benzene contamination, the business said at the time.
More than 30 aerosol spray haircare products, including numerous dry shampoos and dry conditioners, were recalled by Procter & Gamble (PG) last year due to possible benzene contamination. P&G issued a similar recall for more than a dozen aerosol deodorants and sprays under the Old Spice and Secret brands last year due to concerns that they may contain benzene.
Furthermore, L'Oréal, a cosmetics firm, is being sued by other entities because their chemical hair straightening products cause women to develop uterine cancer.
Jump to
Camilo Wood

Camilo Wood

Author
Camilo Wood has over two decades of experience as a writer and journalist, specializing in finance and economics. With a degree in Economics and a background in financial research and analysis, Camilo brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his writing. Throughout his career, Camilo has contributed to numerous publications, covering a wide range of topics such as global economic trends, investment strategies, and market analysis. His articles are recognized for their insightful analysis and clear explanations, making complex financial concepts accessible to readers. Camilo's experience includes working in roles related to financial reporting, analysis, and commentary, allowing him to provide readers with accurate and trustworthy information. His dedication to journalistic integrity and commitment to delivering high-quality content make him a trusted voice in the fields of finance and journalism.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Reviewer
Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
Latest Articles
Popular Articles