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Benzene Present in More Consumer Products

Posted on November 18th, 2021 by Andrew Hughes

In May of 2021, the consumer product testing company Valisure reported that benzene was found in many types of sunscreen. You can read more about this report here. That first report compelled manufacturers to test their own products. Coppertone announced […]

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Benzene Exposures and Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Posted on November 18th, 2021 by Andrew Hughes

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a rare cancer that can be caused by long term exposures to benzene.  MDS affects 12,000 to 20,000 Americans annually. MDS is diagnosed when a person’s bone marrow is not producing enough healthy blood cells. This […]

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Herbicides and Parkinson’s Disease 

Posted on November 18th, 2021 by Andrew Hughes

Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that can be caused by exposures to herbicides, including paraquat.  Parkinson’s affects body movement and often presents as tremors. Symptoms can be barely noticeable at first, and progress over time. […]

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Testing Reveals Benzene in Sunscreen

Posted on October 5th, 2021 by Andrew Hughes

In May of 2021, the testing company Valisure discovered that many popular brands of sunscreen contained benzene. Most people had likely never heard of benzene. Benzene is a “known carcinogen”, having been linked to various blood and bone marrow cancers, […]

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Higher Leukemia Risks for Louisiana Refinery Workers

Posted on October 5th, 2021 by Andrew Hughes

Louisiana’s refinery and petrochemical plant workers are at a higher risk of developing leukemia as a result of their benzene exposures. A known carcinogen, benzene can cause acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). There are 17 refineries in […]

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