Harmful Chemicals Remain in Baby Shampoo - FamilyEducation

Harmful Chemicals Remain in Baby Shampoo

November 02,2011

Two potentially cancer-causing chemicals thought to be harmful to babies remain in Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo, two and a half years after the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics began urging the company to remove them.

Johnson & Johnson is the world's largest health care company, and the popular baby shampoo at the center of the controversy is one of their signature products.

Although Johnson & Johnson offers versions that don't contain the harmful chemicals, some products still contain trace amounts of dioxane and a substance called quaternium-15 that releases formaldehyde, both of which are believed to be cancer-causing.

Johnson & Johnson has said it is reducing and eventually phasing out the use of these chemicals, but the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is urging consumers to boycott all of the company's baby products until then.

The campaign is set to release a new report titled "Baby's Tub is Still Toxic" on Tuesday to coincide with the launch of their boycott via their website, www.safecosmetics.com.

Will you boycott Johnson & Johnson baby products until they meet the campaigns demands?