There's a Huge Spray-On Deodorant Recall, Because It Might Cause Cancer!


Man Using Spray Deodorant On Underarm For Bad Smell

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This is weird to say, but if you use spray-on deodorant, I hope you forgot this morning and just stink all day!

A bunch of popular aerosol deodorants just got recalled, because one of the ingredients could cause CANCER. The brands under recall are Old Spice and Secret. The FDA posted a full list of all 17 specific types.

They include popular varieties, like Secret Fresh, Old Spice Pure Sport, and a below-the-belt anti-chafing spray called Old Spice Below Deck. All of them are made by Proctor & Gamble.

Again, we're only talking about the spray-on versions. The gel and roll-on types are made with different ingredients.

The one they're worried about is benzene, which is linked to leukemia. Certain products are allowed to have up to "two parts per million," but some of the deodorants had NINE TIMES that much. And technically, they shouldn't have any.

The recall could eventually expand to include other brands too. The independent lab that found the benzene also found potentially dangerous amounts in spray-on deodorants made by Tag, Sure, Equate, Suave, Right Guard, and Brut.


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