Can benzene from deodorant be absorbed through the skin?

Yes. A significant amount of benzene is absorbed through the skin every time a person uses a deodorant body spray containing this toxic chemical. They are also exposed to benzene by inhalation when applying these products.

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Up to 36% benzene can be absorbed through the skin when someone applies deodorant body spray

The amount of benzene absorbed through the skin over a long period can be significant, depending on exposure time. According to medical studies, between 22% and 36% of the chemical is absorbed through the skin when one is exposed to it. People who have been using benzene-containing deodorant, especially products with a high concentration of this solvent, are at increased risk of developing leukemia. Upon skin contact, benzene deodorant may cause the following:

  • skin rash
  • a burning sensation
  • swelling
  • blistering

The higher the benzene concentration in deodorant and the more sensitive the person's skin is, the more likely they are to experience these symptoms. Since benzene can be absorbed through the skin more rapidly than other small molecules, the skin can be considered a portal of entry for the chemical. Benzene skin exposure may also result in dermatitis, a reaction characterized by dry, itchy, and red skin.

Our law firm will assist you with filing your benzene deodorant claim if you have leukemia

We have been providing quality legal assistance to people whose health was affected by toxic chemicals in consumer products for decades. Our leukemia attorneys are ready to lend you a helping hand if you want to file a benzene deodorant claim. Since we are aware that suffering from such a terrible disease as leukemia can be very overwhelming, both physically and emotionally, our compassionate legal team will do everything possible to make the process easy for you.

You will only have to send us evidence of having used benzene deodorant and your medical records, which must state your diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. These documents will serve as a starting point for our attorneys to review your case. If we determine that you are eligible to file a benzene deodorant claim, we will start preparing it for submission. You will eventually receive the financial compensation you deserve.

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