Dried oregano, thyme and an array of other spices are the targets of half a dozen class actions, the latest household items alleged to contain dangerous levels of toxic substances unbeknownst to consumers.

The spice lawsuits, filed in the past month, join more than 100 consumer lawsuits across the country already claiming the same metals are in baby food. Other class actions target sunscreen and deodorant containing benzene, a known carcinogen.