Dec 21, 2021
By Jane Brown
If you use dry shampoo, you will be interested in this news.
Procter and Gamble is recalling more than 30 aerosol spray hair care products, including many dry shampoos and dry conditioners, warning the products could contain benzene, which is a cancer causing agent.
The affected items include assorted Pantene, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, Old Spice and Aussie products.
P&G said in a statement that the affected products likely will not expose people to levels of benzene high enough to cause health issues. However, the company noted it has not “received any reports of adverse events,” but it’s moving forward with the recall out of “an abundance of caution.”
“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,” the recall notice said. Retailers have been told to remove the recalled products from shelves.
P&G wants people who purchased the affected products, which were sold in stores across the United States as well as online, to throw them away.
A full list of recalled products is available on by clicking here.