It’s the peak of the summer beach season, but if you drop by your local retailer to pick up some sunscreen you will likely see a lot of empty shelf space. Why? Because independent consumer product testing recently discovered that a number of major sunscreen products contained hazardous levels of benzene. Benzene is a notorious and well-known human carcinogen that is very harmful to the human body.
In response to this discovery, manufacturers and major retailers have started pulling sunscreen spray, lotion, and other products from their shelves. Now plaintiffs lawyers around the country are evaluating whether contaminated sunscreen could be the next big mass tort.