Coppertone recalls 5 sunscreen products after finding carcinogen in some batches

Coppertone is recalling five types of its aerosol sunscreen after finding they contain benzene, a carcinogen. 

The company said Sept. 30 that 12 lots are being recalled, all of which were manufactured between Jan. 10 and June 15. 

Exposure to benzene can cause an increased risk of cancers, including leukemia, blood cancer of the bone marrow and other potentially life-threatening blood disorders depending on the level and extent of exposure. 

Coppertone didn't specify the level of benzene found in its products, but said that daily exposure to the levels detected in the recalled sunscreen products isn't expected to cause adverse health effects. The company said it is recalling the lots out of an abundance of caution, and hasn't received any reports of adverse events. 

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