The US health ministry has banned the sale of cosmetics containing chemicals linked to human lung cancer
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A US health agency has banned sales of cosmetics linked to the inhalation of benzene, a carcinogen that can be toxic to humans.
The American Cancer Society and other organizations, including the American Chemical Society, the American Dental Association, the Society for Environmental Dental Research, the International Academy of Osteopathic Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, have been campaigning for the ban to come into effect.
In March, a group of scientists issued a statement warning that the inhalations of benzenes have been linked to several cancers including lung cancer.
The new ban is not the first to be put in place to protect consumers from inhaling toxic chemicals linked by industry to cancers.
The European Union and Canada imposed bans on the sale and use of benzaldehyde-based cosmetics in July, and Australia and New Zealand are also investigating similar restrictions.
The US ban applies to cosmetics that contain benzene as well as other carcinogens, such as formaldehyde, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and methylene chloride.
The chemicals are used to make many cosmetics and are widely used in industrial processes.
According to the FDA, benzene is used as a solvent and solvents for making a wide variety of products, including mouthwash, toothpaste, cleaning products, cleaning brushes, and cosmetics.
But benzene can also be used in household cleaners, household detergents, and soaps.
A US health agency has banned sales of cosmetics linked to the inhalation of benzene, a carcinogen that can be…