Anyone who has had a sunburn knows how irritating they can be. For many, fun in the sun can’t start until they’ve applied their sunscreen. We therefore have all put a great deal of trust into sunscreen manufacturers to produce safe and effective products that protect our skin from the sun’s harsh rays.
Recent studies have shown that over 75 sunscreen products have dangerously high levels of chemicals that may cause cancer. On July 15, 2021, Johnson & Johnson was the first to voluntarily recall several of its aerosol sunscreens, including Neutrogena Beach Defense, Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport, Neutrogena Invisible Daily defense, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, and Aveeno Protect + Refresh.
The company advised customers to stop using the products and discard them after internal testing found unacceptable levels of benzene in some of its sprays. Benzene has been linked to various forms of leukemia, cancer in the body’s blood-forming tissues as well as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
If you regularly used a sunscreen product and have been diagnosed with leukemia or Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the two may be related. Take the quiz on this page to find out if you qualify for compensation from the sunscreen’s manufacturer.