Cancer Concerns Prompt Antiperspirant Spray Recall
This antiperspirant health concern is not about aluminum. Rather, an independent lab asked the U.S. FDA to take action after it found cancer-causing benzene in over-the-counter aerosol (spray) “hygiene” products - including antiperspirants and other personal care items. In response, some products are being voluntarily recalled, but numerous different brands of antiperspirant, deodorant, antifungal, and body sprays (think underarms, private parts and feet) have been flagged and may still be on store or bathroom shelves. Here’s what you need to know.