Cancer-causing chemical detected in Banana Boat sunscreen leads to voluntary recall of several batches

A bottle of Banana Boat sunscreen is placed in the sand near the Newport Beach pier in Newport Beach Calif., Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

The company that makes Banana Boat sunscreen has issued a voluntary recall of three batches. Samples of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 were found to have “unexpected” levels of benzene. Benzene is a manufacturing chemical known to increase the risk of leukemia and other blood disorders.

Three batches of Banana Boat spray sunscreen have been recalled after an internal review detected trace levels of benzene, a chemical that is known to

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