JDD: Dermatologists’ Responses to Benzene Being Reported as a Contaminant in Sunscreen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

On May 25, 2021, we announced that we tested and detected benzene, a known human carcinogen, in several batches across multiple brands of sunscreen and aftersun care products.

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) analyzed the messages conveyed in dermatologists’ social media posts on this topic and published a study titled, Dermatologists’ Responses to Benzene Being Reported as a Contaminant in Sunscreen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Two social media platforms, Instagram and TikTok, were searched for posts containing the tag “#benzene,” and 75 posts from 47 distinct dermatologists were analyzed.

“The majority of posts (62.7%) referenced the original study that identified benzene in sunscreen. 90.7% of posts mentioned a contamination issue, 73.3% mentioned that benzene is not a normal sunscreen ingredient, and 76.0% recommended continued sunscreen use. Our study highlights the importance of dermatologists as health educators on social media.”

The complete JDD study is available here.

JDD: Dermatologists’ Responses to Benzene Being Reported as a Contaminant in Sunscreen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

May 18, 2022

On May 25, 2021, we announced that we tested and detected benzene, a known human carcinogen, in several batches across multiple brands of sunscreen and aftersun care products.

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) analyzed the messages conveyed in dermatologists’ social media posts on this topic and published a study titled, Dermatologists’ Responses to Benzene Being Reported as a Contaminant in Sunscreen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Two social media platforms, Instagram and TikTok, were searched for posts containing the tag “#benzene,” and 75 posts from 47 distinct dermatologists were analyzed.

“The majority of posts (62.7%) referenced the original study that identified benzene in sunscreen. 90.7% of posts mentioned a contamination issue, 73.3% mentioned that benzene is not a normal sunscreen ingredient, and 76.0% recommended continued sunscreen use. Our study highlights the importance of dermatologists as health educators on social media.”

The complete JDD study is available here.

JDD: Dermatologists’ Responses to Benzene Being Reported as a Contaminant in Sunscreen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

On May 25, 2021, we announced that we tested and detected benzene, a known human carcinogen, in several batches across multiple brands of sunscreen and aftersun care products.

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) analyzed the messages conveyed in dermatologists’ social media posts on this topic and published a study titled, Dermatologists’ Responses to Benzene Being Reported as a Contaminant in Sunscreen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Two social media platforms, Instagram and TikTok, were searched for posts containing the tag “#benzene,” and 75 posts from 47 distinct dermatologists were analyzed.

“The majority of posts (62.7%) referenced the original study that identified benzene in sunscreen. 90.7% of posts mentioned a contamination issue, 73.3% mentioned that benzene is not a normal sunscreen ingredient, and 76.0% recommended continued sunscreen use. Our study highlights the importance of dermatologists as health educators on social media.”

The complete JDD study is available here.

On May 25, 2021, we announced that we tested and detected benzene, a known human carcinogen, in several batches across multiple brands of sunscreen and aftersun care products.

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) analyzed the messages conveyed in dermatologists’ social media posts on this topic and published a study titled, Dermatologists’ Responses to Benzene Being Reported as a Contaminant in Sunscreen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Two social media platforms, Instagram and TikTok, were searched for posts containing the tag “#benzene,” and 75 posts from 47 distinct dermatologists were analyzed.

“The majority of posts (62.7%) referenced the original study that identified benzene in sunscreen. 90.7% of posts mentioned a contamination issue, 73.3% mentioned that benzene is not a normal sunscreen ingredient, and 76.0% recommended continued sunscreen use. Our study highlights the importance of dermatologists as health educators on social media.”

The complete JDD study is available here.

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