Benzene in Sunscreen

Hematopoietic cancers like multiple myeloma, most leukemias, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, are sometimes the result of exposure to the cancer-causing chemical, benzene.   

Recent laboratory studies found significant amounts of benzene in several popular sunscreen products.  You can view the results of the study here:  Many of these products have been recalled by their manufacturers.  

PhotoProduct NameUPCLots Tested
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen Spray, SPF 100+ 086800100416 04820E04
32619E06 29519E02
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70 086800100409 07020E01
26119E01 13019F84
Neutrogena Beach Defense Oil-Free Body Sunscreen Spray – SPF 100 086800101444 04721E02
31420E04 35219E05
Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60+ 086800111542 04921E01
Neutrogena Beach Defense Spray Body Sunscreen SPF 50 086800112549 25520E01
Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Water-Resistant Sunscreen Spray SPF 70 086800100379 33719E01
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Spray 086800100386 28219E02
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 086800100393 15719F83
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF 70 86800687702 0090L0069
Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Water-Resistant Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 086800100362 15619F25
Banana Boat Kids Max Protect & Play Sunscreen C-Spray SPF 100 079656050820 200910346
200273634 200243635
Banana Boat UltraMist Deep Tanning Dry Oil Continuous Clear Spray SPF 4 79656046632 00944022
Banana Boat Ultra Sport Clear Sunscreen Spray SPF 100 79656050806 201060792
CVS Health After-sun Aloe Vera Soothing Spray 050428390832 8140449A
CVS Health After-sun Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel 050428324837 500231A
EltaMD UV Aero Broad-Spectrum Full-Body Sunscreen Spray, SPF 45 390205025879 67155I
Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel 071661001200 6612940A
Goodsense Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 846036001143 070606920
Raw Elements Eco Formula Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 858855002003 58J19
Sun Bum Cool Down Gel 71760002005 S0082C
SunBurnt Advanced After-Sun Gel 32433021006 62R20
TopCare Everyday Ultimate Sheer Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70 036800459007 9533119A
Coppertone Pure & Simple SPF 50, 
5-ounce aerosol sunscreen spray
00072140028824TN00CJ4 TN00BR2
Coppertone Pure & Simple Kids SPF 50, 5-ounce aerosol sunscreen spray0007214002882TN00857
TN00854 TN00855
Coppertone Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50, 5-ounce aerosol sunscreen spray00072140028817TN009GH
TN0083K TN0083J
Coppertone Sport Mineral SPF 50,
5-ounce aerosol sunscreen spray
00072140028701TN008KU TN008KV
Travel-size Coppertone Sport Spray SPF 50, 1.6-ounce aerosol sunscreen spray00041100005069TN00BU3

If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, or multiple myeloma and have regularly used Neutrogena, Aveeno, CVS, Coppertone or Banana Boat sunscreen products, we urge you to complete and submit this form, or call us toll free at 877-704-7674.  We will evaluate your potential sunscreen claim at no charge. 

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