Right Guard benzene deodorants

In late 2021 the independent pharmacy Valisure published the results of its research into the benzene contents of widely-commercialized deodorants and antiperspirants from several major US manufacturers. More than half of the 108 analyzed batches of products from 30 brands showed signs of contamination in varying concentrations. Several deodorants under the Right Guard brand showed signs of contamination. Due to its high toxicity, benzene has no safe level of exposure and has been deemed a class 1 solvent associated with the development of several types of cancer. The FDA's standards tolerate a minute quantity of benzene in certain drugs (2 parts per million) for therapeutic advancement. However, benzene isn't allowed in deodorants and antiperspirants at any level due to its carcinogenic nature. 

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Benzene Testing Results

Valisure's November 2021 report found that two batches of Right Guard antiperspirants had benzene concentrations exceeding FDA standards:

  • Right Guard Sport, Fresh, Up to 48 HR Odor Protection - 2.61ppm / 5.00 ppm

Another two batches showed detectable signs of benzene below 2ppm:

  • Right Guard Sport, Powder Dry, Up to 48 HR Odor Protection - 1.46 ppm
  • Right Guard Sport, Fresh, Up to 48 HR Odor Protection - 0.91 ppm

Despite several batches of antiperspirants being confirmed to be contaminated, one Right Guard deodorant showed no traces of benzene.

  • Right Guard - Sport, Original, Up to 48 HR Odor Protection

Although contamination is beyond dispute, benzene isn't a part of the manufacturing process. Its presence is the byproduct of propellants used in aerosol sprays, such as alcohol, isobutane, propane, butane, and hydrofluorocarbon 152a.

While industry peers P&G, Unilever, and HRB Brands voluntarily recalled products suspected of benzene contamination, Right Guard's owner Thriving Brands LLC didn't consider it necessary to follow suit even after scandalized consumers began filing class action lawsuits.

Environmental Litigation Group's experienced professionals can help you file a benzene deodorant claim

Environmental Litigation Group has successfully served clients in toxic exposure and product liability cases for over 30 years. If you have received a diagnosis of either acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) after regularly using benzene-contaminated deodorants, we can establish your claim's eligibility and the compensation you are owed by the liable manufacturers.

To expedite the process, we will only require the details regarding your frequent application of contaminated products and medical records that confirm your diagnosis. We will then handle the time-consuming legal proceedings on your behalf, keeping your involvement to a minimum and allowing you to focus on more significant matters.