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Carcinogen Found in Hand Sanitizers That Plugged Covid Gap

  • Benzene found by online quality-assurance pharmacy Valisure
  • Lesser-known products filled U.S. void caused by Covid rush
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Some widely available hand sanitizers that American consumers snapped up last year to ward off coronavirus infection contain high levels of a chemical known to cause cancer, a testing firm’s analysis found.

An assortment of hand cleaners that flooded into the market after mainstays disappeared from retail outlets contain high levels of benzene, according to Valisure, a New Haven, Connecticut-based online pharmacy that tests products for quality and consistency.