A laboratory in the United States has discovered that a significant portion of dry shampoo contains benzene, a chemical that can cause certain types of blood cancer such as leukemia.
An analysis of 148 batches of 34 brands of aerosol dry shampoo showed that 70 percent of them contained the mentioned ingredient Therefore, he submitted a request to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to withdraw the product from the market.
What dry shampoos are sold in Mexico?
Some of the products marked with the label validation laboratory They can be purchased in the country through Walmart, Amazon Mexico or their online stores such as:
- dry shampoo Not your mother’s pure freak.
- dry shampoo It’s not your mother Full of joy.
- dry shampoo It’s not your mother Honey from the beach.
- dry shampoo Original from batiste.
- dry shampoo Batiste fresh.
Not Your Mother’s was the brand that concentrated the highest levels of benzene despite promoting “pure and quality ingredients”.
You can also find other products that have already been recalled in the United States due to high benzene content at Walmart or Mercado Libre, such as Dove dry shampoo o el white grapefruit and mint de Plant essences.
A few days ago, Unilever voluntarily recalled dry shampoo products manufactured before October 2021 from brands Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head) and TRESemmé due to potentially elevated benzene levels.
Procter & Gamble, better known as P&G, did the same thing a little less than a year ago with its famous spray antiperspirants. Old Spice Mr Secret and with branded dry shampoos Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences y Waterl made in the United States.
What damage does benzene cause?
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to this chemical can occur through inhalation, oral and skin contact, which can result in leukemia, blood cancer of the bone marrow, or life-threatening blood disorders, according to the FDA portal.