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  • Why J&J Is Recalling Several Sunscreen Brands: What to Know

    Several spray sunscreens made by Neutrogena and Aveeno were voluntarily recalledTrusted Source by Johnson & Johnson due to contamination with a cancer-causing chemical called benzene. can be absorbed through the skin, and at very high levels, may contribute to the development of certain cancers such as leukemia. The sunscreens included very low levels of benzene, but some dermatologists are concerned that over time, chronic use of these sunscreens and after-sun care products could pose serious health risks. Johnson & Johnson is advising consumers to stop using contaminated products. According to Dr. Christopher Bunick, a Yale Medicine dermatologist and associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, hopes Johnson & Johnson’s recall will encourage other companies to improve their product quality control and produce safer sunscreens.

    Source: Healthline
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  • Finding a Sense of Normalcy

    When Bill Hadovski talks about his cancer journey, he rarely uses the pronoun ‘I.’ Instead, he says, ‘we,’ for he and his wife, Johann, who together have pledged to each other that whatever health challenges come their way, they would get through them as a team.

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  • Yale dermatologist weighs in on J&J sunscreen recalls, preferred types to protect skin

    The FDA realizes that sunscreen use is critical to public health, saying melanoma continues to be on the rise, with most cases caused by excessive sun exposure. Johnson and Johnson recently announced a voluntary recall of five spray sunscreen products under the Neutrogena and Aveeno brands. RELATED: Johnson & Johnson recalling sunscreens due to traces of benzene, cancer-causing chemical The affected products, packaged in aerosol cans, are Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, and four Neutrogena sunscreen versions: Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen, and UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen. Research by New Haven-based Valisure evaluated sunscreens and after sun products, revealing varying levels of the carcinogen benzene in some. Benzene can be ingested through breathing in, and through the skin making its way into the bloodstream.

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  • Johnson & Johnson Recalls 5 Aerosol Sunscreen Brands with Benzene Traces

    The consumer products giant voluntarily recalled 4 Neutrogena and 1 Aveeno spray sunscreen products July 14 after internal testing found low levels of benzene, a carcinogen, in some product samples. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc (JJCI) voluntarily recalled all lots of 5 NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO® aerosol sunscreen and after-care sunscreen product lines yesterday citing internal test results that identified traces of benzene, a human carcinogen, in some samples of these products. The company advised consumers to stop using the affected products immediately. The recall includes only these products, noted the press release: NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen, NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen, NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen, NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen, and AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.

    Source: Dermatology News
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  • Everyone's reaction to poison ivy is different — here's how to tell how long your rash will last

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a poison ivy rash might last three weeks or more if you've never experienced it before. Otherwise, it may take two weeks or less before the rash goes away on its own. RELATED All the ways you can get and spread poison ivy, even years later However, rash duration and severity also depend on how badly you were exposed in the first place. For example, minimal exposure may have limited symptoms and resolve in less time, says John Jelesko, PhD, associate professor in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. You can let a mild rash run its course, but severe cases may require oral corticosteroids to reduce the rash duration. Here's how you can identify, treat, and prevent poison ivy rashes.

    Source: Insider
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