A woman protects her skin with sunblock cream. New research has found cancer-causing chemical benzene in sunscreen brands and after-sun skin soothers. Photo: Shutterstock
A woman protects her skin with sunblock cream. New research has found cancer-causing chemical benzene in sunscreen brands and after-sun skin soothers. Photo: Shutterstock
Skincare

Cancer-causing chemical benzene found in sunscreen and hand sanitisers – ‘There’s no safe level’, says public health expert

  • New research has revealed the presence of benzene in some sunscreens and after-sun skin soothers, a few months after it was found in hand sanitisers
  • The amounts found have been relatively small, but health experts are worried, as sunscreen will be used more over the summer months, especially on children

A woman protects her skin with sunblock cream. New research has found cancer-causing chemical benzene in sunscreen brands and after-sun skin soothers. Photo: Shutterstock
A woman protects her skin with sunblock cream. New research has found cancer-causing chemical benzene in sunscreen brands and after-sun skin soothers. Photo: Shutterstock
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