Sunday, March 15, 2009
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Report on Baby Shampoo
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released a report called, "No More Toxic Tub." This report alleges that a vast number of baby products, including Johnson's Baby Shampoo and other products have trace levels of 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde which are known carcinogens. I say "alleges" because I'm uncertain about the research methods that were used in this study on various baby products. An independent research group called Analytical Sciences performed the tests. I don't think J&J has officially released a public statement yet, but I'm curious to see how they react. Retailers in Taiwan have already pulled J&J shampoos from their shelves until more information can be obtained.