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Which deodorants and antiperspirants are contaminated with benzene and which are not?
Benzene, a carcinogen, has been detected in over 40 spray deodorants, antiperspirants, and body sprays. Tests were conducted on brands including Axe, Bath & Body Works, Brut, Degree, Dove, Gold Bond, Right Guard, Secret, Speed Stick, Suave, Old Spice, Victoria's Secret and others. Find out which products contained benzene, and how much they contained.
5 Tips for Finding a Soap or Body Wash That Won't Irritate Skin
Get 5 tips for finding soap or body wash that won't cause skin irritation. See which soaps we rate best, ingredients to avoid, and phrases on labels that can mislead.
Recalls & Warnings
Dove, Suave, Tresemme & Other Dry Shampoos Recalled Due to Benzene
On October 18, 2022, Unilever issued a recall of 19 dry shampoo products including Dove, Suave, and Tresemme after an internal investigation found the products to contain benzene. According to Unilever, the propellants of these products were the source.
More Soaps Reviewed
At the request of readers, we reviewed two additional soaps – Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar and Vanicream Cleansing Bar. Find out if these meet our criteria for avoiding irritation in our article 5 Tips For Choosing a Soap or Body Wash.
Contamination of Dry Shampoos with Benzene — What You Need to Know
Benzene, a carcinogen, has been detected in several dry shampoo aerosol sprays. Find out which dry shampoos were found to contain benzene and how much was in each one, plus how tips for reducing your exposure to benzene.
What is the best sunscreen based on safety and efficacy?
Two different carcinogens, benzene and benzophenone have been found in popular sunscreens. These cancer-causing compounds are not listed on labels. Get the details and find out which sunscreens have been found to contain benzene and benzophenone.
We Found the Best Dark Chocolates and Cocoas With the Least Contamination
White Plains, New York, January 23, 2020 — Dark chocolate and cocoa contain antioxidant flavanols that may be good for the heart and mind, but they can also contain high levels of the heavy metal cadmium, which is toxic to kidneys and can soften bones.
New Tests Reveal Whether Dark Chocolates and Cocoas Are Toxic or Healthful
White Plains, New York, July 19, 2017 — Dark chocolates and cocoa may contain dangerously high levels of the heavy metal cadmium, a kidney toxin, according to recent tests conducted by ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of health and nutrition products.