Johnson & Johnson's Deadly Sunscreen: Recalls, Lawsuits, Billion Dollar Settlements

Johnson and Johnson is notorious for their lawsuits and recalls, due to cancer-causing ingredients. But, what do they care? A few lawsuits and some lost products are nothing, when the company's net worth is over $435 billion. Bottom line, they don't care AT ALL, about the well-being and health of their customers.

In recent weeks, they've recalled 5 sunscreen sprays due to the presence of benzene, a known carcinogen. The recalled products are: Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Neutrogena Invisible Daily defense aerosol sunscreen, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen and Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, according to a statement from the company

Johnson & Johnson began an investigation, after independent testing lab, Valisure, filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This petition claimed over 78 sunscreen products, containing benzene. 

"The presence of this known human carcinogen in products widely recommended for the prevention of skin cancer and that are regularly used by adults and children is very troubling," David Light, founder and CEO of Valisure, said in the statement.

Exposure to benzene is proven to cause cancer, infertility, and a weak immune system. More specifically, leukemia, a loss of blood cells, and autoimmune diseases. 

 

I highly recommend all Johnson & Johnson products be avoided. 

The company said it’s now facing more than 25,000 lawsuits related to women claiming "J&J’s iconic baby powder caused their ovarian cancer." They've prepared over $4.69 billion for these settlements. In October of 2020, the company announced that it had agreed to pay about $100 million to settle more than a thousand lawsuits.

This is absolutely ridiculous! Why are people still using commercialized, cancer-causing, chemical filled products?! How many more deaths and ruined lives will we witness, before the public puts these companies out of business?!

It's simple! Vote with your dollars. 

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