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Health Canada recalls over 1.5 million hair products due cancerous chemical

Health Canada recalls over 1.5 million hair products due cancerous chemical
/ Health Canada

Health Canada has recalled over 1.5 million hair products purchased between January 2020 and October 2022, due to a detection of benzene in its ingredients.

According to the government’s website, some of the affected products that are being recalled include Bed Head TIGI, Dove and Tresemmé Dry Shampoo products packaged in aerosol cans.

“Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen,” as explained in the official report. “Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and it can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening.”

Health Canada

Source: Health Canada

If you own one of these products, Health Canada recommends doing the following:

  • Immediately stop using the product.
  • Dispose the bottle in accordance with the instructions for disposal on the packaging.
  • Contact the company for reimbursement. 

For more information, we recommend visiting the Canadian government's website at the link here.

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