Killing them softly
Johnson & Johnson Gently Poisons Babies With Its Shampoo
2011 November 2
If you buy special shampoo for your baby, you probably assume that you are not putting carcinogens onto your child’s head. But you if live in the U.S., this may in fact be the case.
Health and environmental groups have been asking Johnson & Johnson to remove two potentially cancer-causing chemicals from its baby shampoo. Dioxane, a likely carcinogen, is present in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Oatmeal Baby Wash, Moisture Care Baby Wash and Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash. The shampoo also contains quaternium-15, which releases formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
According to Jezebel:
“Johnson & Johnson … [claims to be] working on reformulating its baby products and gradually phasing [out] the chemicals. That may sound like a reasonable response, but the company doesn’t need time to create new formula, because it’s already selling a carcinogen-free version of its baby shampoo in various other countries.”