Health Canada has issued a mass recall of hair merchandise because of the detection of the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
The nationwide well being company issued a recall on Tuesday for sure numerous Bed Head TIGI, Dove and Tresemmé dry shampoo merchandise offered during the last two years.
“Immediately cease utilizing the recalled product and get rid of it in accordance with the directions for disposal on the packaging,” Health Canada warned in a recall discover.
The authorities stated 1,574,426 items of the affected merchandise have been offered in Canada from January 2020 to October 2022.
Exposure to benzene can happen by way of inhalation, orally and will be absorbed by means of pores and skin. High publicity to the chemical may cause a number of types of most cancers together with leukemia and blood cancers.
“Daily publicity to benzene in the recalled merchandise on the ranges detected in testing wouldn’t be anticipated to trigger hostile well being penalties,” Canada’s well being company stated.
Unilever stated it’s recalling the merchandise out of “abundance of warning.”
As of Oct.7, Unilever has obtained no reviews of accidents in Canada associated to using the affected merchandise.