Does the benzene in sunscreen cause cancer?

Yes. Benzene is a very powerful and toxic chemical that is a known human carcinogen, which means that exposure to it can lead to cancer development. The association between exposure to benzene and cancer has mostly focused on leukemia, but it can cause other cancers.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

Benzene is a human carcinogen and a very toxic solvent

Benzene is a widely used solvent and is present in gasoline, automobile emissions, and cigarette smoke. However, it has recently been found as a contaminant in numerous sunscreen products. One of the exposure routes to benzene is skin absorption, which is the transport of the chemical from the outer surface of the skin into it and also into the bloodstream. Because the chemical can easily end up in the blood, it should not come as a surprise that it often causes leukemia, a cancer of the blood.

This is the complete list of cancers benzene exposure from tainted sunscreen can result in:

  • acute myeloid leukemia
  • acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • multiple myeloma
  • non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • aplastic anemia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome

Direct exposure of the skin to benzene might cause tissue injury and irritation. The symptoms of exposure to a high benzene concentration include dizziness, vomiting, convulsions, sleepiness, and irregular heartbeat. Nevertheless, people who have been using tainted sunscreen will most likely not experience these symptoms, as they have been exposed to small concentrations of benzene. If you developed one of the diseases above due to having applied benzene sunscreen, you should contact our legal staff as soon as possible, as you are most likely entitled to financial compensation.

Our skilled lawyers will help you file your benzene sunscreen claim

Whether you have been using one or multiple benzene sunscreen products, our legal team is ready to help you so that you can benefit from the financial compensation you are entitled to from the liable companies. You should get in touch with our legal team as soon as you connect your diagnosis with the use of tainted sunscreen, as preparing your claim will take quite a lot of time since it is a complex and time-consuming process. To start the legal process, just give us a call, explain your situation, and send us the documents we request.

Afterward, our lawyers will carefully review your circumstances of exposure, and if they deem you eligible to file a benzene sunscreen claim, they will quickly begin working on it. While we take care of the most difficult aspects of the legal process on your behalf, you should feel free to carry on with your life as usual, as after we get all we need from you, your involvement in the process will be minimal. Eventually, you will obtain the compensation you deserve if you choose to work with our law firm.

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