After entering the bloodstream, benzene has been shown to cause chromosome changes in bone marrow cells in laboratory studies, according to the American Cancer Society.
This explains the chemical’s strong links to blood cancer, but while most of the research has focused on leukaemia, associations have also been made with lung cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, the lungs may also develop cancerous nodules if the disease metastasises.
David Light, Chief Executive Officer of Valisure, said in a statement: “The detection of high levels of benzene in dry shampoos should be cause for significant concern since these products are likely used indoors, where benzene may linger and be inhaled for prolonged periods of time.
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