How do you identify benzene in deodorant?

While identifying benzene when it exists on its own is relatively easy, as it is a colorless or light-yellow liquid at room temperature, knowing whether antiperspirant or deodorant body sprays contain the solvent is very challenging. This is because once inside these products, benzene merges with the other ingredients, and it cannot be seen by the naked eye or identified by its specific odor.

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Benzene does not appear on the ingredients list of deodorants because it is a contaminant

You can identify benzene by smelling it when it is in pure form, as the solvent has a sweet, aromatic odor similar to that of gasoline. However, you will not be able to determine whether a deodorant body spray contains benzene this way, as the concentration is too low and the main scent of the product overpowers the smell of the chemical. Only researchers with access to innovative testing methods and tools can tell if benzene is present in antiperspirant or deodorant body spray.

Nevertheless, no benzene exposure is safe, and when it comes to contaminated deodorant, it is always best to be on the safe side. For this reason, you should read the list of antiperspirant and deodorant body sprays found to have benzene by Valisure to know which products to avoid. Although over 20 tainted deodorants were recalled, there are still 34 that contain benzene on the market, and it is a wise idea to choose products that are not on that list.

Our resourceful attorneys can help you obtain compensation if you used benzene deodorant

Consumers using benzene deodorant are highly encouraged to get in touch with our attorneys, who have been pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims since 1990. If you are diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia and have regularly applied one of the antiperspirant or deodorant body sprays found to contain benzene, you may be eligible to file a claim. All you have to do if you would like to initiate the legal process is send us proof of your use of benzene deodorant and your medical records mentioning your diagnosis.

Our experienced attorneys treat every case very seriously and may be able to come up with a clever strategy that may even help consumers who do not have very strong cases, so feel free to contact us if you believe you may qualify for compensation. We will carefully evaluate your documents to determine whether you can file a benzene deodorant claim with the responsible manufacturers. If you have a case, we will thoroughly prepare your claim for submission, and until resolution, you can go on with your life as usual, as your involvement in the process will be minimal.

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