Exposure to benzene can occur in several ways:

  • 1) inhalation;
  • 2) absorption through the skin;
  • 3) ingestion.

Companies might not knowingly add benzene to sunscreens, but they are not legally required to test for it either. Bottom line, benzene should not be present in personal-care products. Manufacturers have a duty of care to consumers.

There are certain exceptions for which the FDA allows a restricted concentration limit for benzene of 2 parts per million. Sunscreens are not among the exceptions, yet some  registered at over three times that amount. Seventy-three percent of sunscreens in the Valisure testing did not have detectable amounts of benzene, proving that its presence can be avoided. To receive rightful compensation, an injured plaintiff will need to show that the sunscreen was defective, they suffered personal injury, the defective sunscreen was linked to their injury, and they used the product correctly.

Contact Our Law Firm

If you believe you or a family member has suffered injury (or death) due to benzene, contact our firm for trusted guidance. Call Jason Schultz at (404) 474-0804 or fill out a contact form here to request a consultation.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.