Johnson & Johnson and CVS recalled 7 sunscreens and aloe vera products due to contamination with benzene, a toxic cancer-causing chemical that is absorbed by the skin.
A benzene lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Rust-Oleum and Turtle Wax by a woman who was diagnosed with lymphoma after being exposed to toxic emissions from facilities in Wood River, Illinois.
A mechanic who developed leukemia after decades of exposure to benzene on the job was awarded a settlement mid-way through a trial in Philadelphia.
An auto mechanic in Illinois has filed a lawsuit against BP, ExxonMobil, Rust-Oleum, and other defendants. He says he developed cancer from exposure to benzene and toxic chemicals in gasoline, solvents, parts washer, and paint.