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Benzene Exposures and Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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 bone marrow disease is also categorized as a form of blood cancer. The initial symptoms of MDS often include unusual...

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Herbicides and Parkinson’s Disease 

Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that can be caused by exposures to herbicides, including paraquat.  Parkinson’s affects...

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Testing Reveals Benzene in Sunscreen

In May of 2021, the testing company Valisure discovered that many popular brands of sunscreen contained benzene. Most people had likely never...

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Higher Leukemia Risks for Louisiana Refinery Workers

Louisiana’s refinery and petrochemical plant workers are at a higher risk of developing leukemia as a result of their benzene exposures. A...

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Johnson & Johnson Instructs Consumers To Return Benzene-containing Sunscreen

The fallout continues for Neutrogena manufacturer Johnson & Johnson over the recall of numerous brands of its spray-on sunscreen that contained benzene. In May of 2021, the consumer product testing company Valisure released a report finding benzene in many brands of sunscreen. It took nearly two months for Johnson & Johnson to announce a recall of more than 20 types...

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Johnson & Johnson Announces Sunscreen Recall

On May 24th, 2021, Valisure published the results of a study that found benzene in various brands of sunscreen. Several versions of...

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Benzene Detected in Some Well-Known Brands of Sunscreen

In May of 2021 the product testing company Valisure discovered toxic levels of benzene in certain brands of sunscreen. Benzene is a...

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New Study Links Benzene Exposures to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the United States More than 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) this year. A common - but sometimes overlooked - cause of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is exposure to chemicals like benzene, or glyphosate, a chemical in Round-Up. NHL is one of the more common blood cancers.  There are numerous subtypes of NHL, including diffuse large...

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Mineral Spirits, Where Benzene Hides in Plain Sight

Trade Secrets Hurt Consumers Under the current guidelines, products that contain more than .1% benzene must list benzene as a component on the label and the accompanying Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). To get around this requirement, many products - such as varnishes, paint thinners, carburetor cleaners, and brake cleaners - will only include “mineral spirits” or “naphtha” on its...

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