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Even More Dry Shampoos Found to Have Cancer-Causing Agent

Benzene levels found in dry shampoos are significantly higher than what was found earlier in sunscreens and hand sanitizers, according to a study from Valisure.

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Dry shampoo

Source: Valisure
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Top-selling dry shampoos including Not Your Mother’s and Church & Dwight Co.’s Batiste contain high levels of benzene, the cancer-causing chemical that led Unilever to yank its product from shelves in October, according to a new independent study. 

Valisure, a New Haven, Connecticut-based analytical laboratory, tested 148 batches from 34 brands of spray-on dry shampoo and found that 70% contained benzene. The chemical can cause certain blood cancers, such as leukemia. The company filed a petition Monday with the US Food and Drug Administration seeking to have the products that contain the substance recalled.