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.


  1. I rely on the Skin Deep Database for all my skin care decisions. There is one shampoo I know I dont have to worry about it was rated the safest by the skin deep database. Natures Paradise Organics is certified organic and it is 100% chemical free, they claim its safe enough to eat. I love the Baby Organic shampoo in coconut and the thickening shampoo for me.

  2. Thanks for the comment, but I don't think I'd ever want to eat baby shampoo or use shampoo that was potentially edible.