Do not make the same mistake I made this weekend. No I'm not referring to booking a Friday morning flight to Mexico on Thursday night. I'm referring to NOT wearing sunblock once I arrived in Puerto Vallarta and joined all my friends on a boat for 5 hours of extreme sun exposure. Let me be very clear, in this Boise 100 degree weather it is very important we all wear sunblock whenever we're exposed to the sun for any extended amount of time. Here is the exception to the rule, If you have these 5 specific products please discard them immediately...

Aerosol cans of Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, and four Neutrogena sunscreen versions: Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen and UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen.

The issue with these products according to Johnson & Johnson is that "some samples were found to contain low levels of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer with repeated exposure."

Johnson & Johnson continued in a statement that “use of these products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences" and that it voluntarily decided to recall them "out of an abundance of caution.” according to a ktvb report.

What is Benzene? "Benzene is a highly flammable, widely used chemical that's present throughout the environment. It can cause cancer with repeated exposure at high enough levels. It also can damage the immune system and prevent cells from functioning properly," according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The next week promises to continue to bring 100 degree temperatures to Boise and the Treasure Valley so make sure to apply your sunscreen unless you have the 5 specific products mentioned above.

 

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