Johnson & Johnson under fire

Here’s one for the “What are they thinking??” file:

Formaldehyde??

Two chemicals considered harmful to babies remain in Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo sold in the U.S. even though the company already makes versions without them, according to a coalition of health and environmental groups.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has unsuccessfully been urging the world’s largest health care company for 2 1/2 years to remove the trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing chemicals — dioxane and a substance called quaternium-15 that releases formaldehyde — from Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, one of its signature products.

J & J’s image as a baby-and-family-friendly company is certainly taking a beating on this one. Deservedly so.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Environment/Toxins

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s