The 5 sunscreens that are being recalled

Though too much sun exposure can cause cancer, Johnson & Johnson has issued a recall for five sunscreens after finding a substance in them that could cause cancer.  Low levels of benzene were discovered in the samples of four Neutrogena products and one Aveeno product.

The aerosol sunscreens include:

  • Neutrogena Beach Defense
  • Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport
  • Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer
  • Aveeno Protect + Refresh

Johnson & Johnson said benzene is not an ingredient used in its products and officials are looking into how it got in the sunscreens.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, benzene is found in crude oil, gasoline, and cigarette smoke.

And if I remember Who Framed Roger Rabbit? correctly, it’s a key ingredient in “the dip”, the only substance capable of killing toons.