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Report Highlights Cancer Risk in Common Acne Treatments

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A recent report from the independent laboratory Valisure has raised concerns about the presence of a cancer-causing chemical in common acne treatments. The report suggests that benzene, a known carcinogen, can form at alarmingly high levels in both prescription and over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide products.

According to the findings, some products could exceed the conditionally restricted concentration limit set by the Food and Drug Administration for benzene by more than 800 times. This revelation underscores the potential health risks associated with these widely used skincare products.

As consumers become increasingly aware of the findings, experts urge caution and recommend seeking alternative acne treatments until further investigations are conducted.