According to the company’s recall, dry shampoos from Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head) and TRESemmé are being recalled after potential benzene contamination was detected.
Dangers of benzene exposure
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention benzene inhalation can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, headaches, tremors, confusion, unconsciousness, and, in extreme cases, death. Benzene exposure can also have long-term harmful effects on the blood. The level of risk depends on the amount, route and length of exposure.
An internal review determined the propellant was the source of the contamination and Unilever has worked to address the issue, according to the recall.
The US press release said a daily exposure to the level of benzene detected is not expected to cause adverse health effects.
“Unilever U.S. is recalling these products out of an abundance of caution,” the press release read. “Unilever has received no reports of adverse events to date relating to this recall.”