Monday, 28 November

Benzene-containing shampoos not registered for use in Ghana – FDA assures public

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The FDA has assured the general public that its surveillance teams will continue to monitor the market for the shampoo products recalled by the United States Food and Drugs Administration.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has assured the general public that its surveillance teams will continue to monitor the market for the shampoo products recalled by the United States Food and Drugs Administration.

The United States Food and Drugs Administration announced the recall of some dry shampoo products, namely: Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI, and TRESemmé dry shampoos manufactured by Unilever, North America (United States) due to the presence of benzene.

Benzene is a known human carcinogen. Humans are exposed to the chemical through inhalation, ingestion or through the skin.

This chemical can cause cancers including leukemia and some blood disorders which can be life threatening.

The FDA, also assured the public that none of the brands indicated “have been registered for use” in Ghana.

Source: classfmonline.com