Johnson & Johnson under fire

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


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.

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