Cancer-causing chemicals have allegedly been found in household products used by millions of people every day. Chemicals such as cocamide DEA, a known carcinogen, have been linked to shampoo, hand soap, and cosmetics. Lawsuits have been filed in an effort to prevent manufacturers from using cancer-causing chemicals in their products, but there are still products on the market that may contain lethal ingredients. A dangerous product attorney may be able to assist consumers who have unknowingly purchased products containing cancer-causing chemicals.
If you unknowingly purchased a product that you believe contains cancer causing chemicals and would like to learn more about your options, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential consultations and can help answer your questions. If you choose to pursue a claim for compensation, we can connect you with an affiliated dangerous product attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
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Dangerous Product Lawsuits Filed Over Presence of Cancer Causing Chemicals in Household Products
According to ecowatch.com, in 2015, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) reached agreements in California with 26 major companies to discontinue using the cancer-causing chemical cocamide DEA in shampoo and other personal care products. The CEH brought lawsuits against the companies selling the dangerous products without a health warning. Cocamide DEA is a synthetic chemical created from a chemical reaction between coconut oils and diethanolamine. It has been used for decades in shampoos and other products as a foaming agent.
These products range from shampoo, facial scrubs, body lotion, hand soap, after shave gel, and cosmetics. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) lists cocamide DEA as a Group 2B carcinogen. The IARC states that “there is sufficient evidence in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of coconut oil diethanolamine condensate.”
Despite the agreements made with these companies to stop using cocamide DEA, other companies continue to sell products that contain cancer-causing chemicals and products that do not have cancer warning labels, the website reported.
Affected Consumers May Be Entitled to Compensation
When companies sell harmful products to consumers without their knowledge, those companies may be liable for damages. If the product causes injury, affected consumers may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Even if no injuries result from use of the product, a consumer may still be eligible to seek compensation for the purchase price of the product, as well as other costs related to the purchase.
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