On November 4th, Valisure announced our detections of high levels of benzene, a known human carcinogen, in several brands and batches of antiperspirant body sprays, which are considered drug products by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as in deodorant body spray products, which FDA generally regulates as cosmetics.

The news was covered in 40+ media outlets across multiple countries and garnered approximately 372,849,353 impressions.

Media highlights include: 

Exclusive: Bloomberg, Leukemia-Causing Benzene Found in Underarm Sprays

The Peoples Pharmacy, Valisure Identifies Benzene in Antiperspirant Body Sprays

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CNET, Tests detect benzene in Old Spice, Secret, and other deodorant sprays

NBC News, Without the ability to force recalls, FDA can only warn consumers about benzene in hand sanitizers

HBW Insight, Valisure’s Findings Of Benzene In Body Sprays Suggest Ongoing Aerosol Propellant Problem

Related documents from Valisure:

Attachment A – Resolution from the American College of Cardiology regarding independent testing.

Please read about Responsible Disposal of Potentially Contaminated Products.

Full Petition – Contains lists of products where benzene was detected and not detected.