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Johnson & Johnson Shampoo Contains Chemicals

Would You Use Johnson & Johnson's Baby Shampoo?

The family company known for its "no more tears" shampoo has been asked by 40 parent, healthcare, and environmental organizations to remove known chemicals from its products by the end of the year. One report said:

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reported in March that it found Johnson & Johnson's Baby Shampoo and other children's products contained formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, both of which have been found to cause cancer in animals and listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as probable human carcinogens.

A Johnson & Johnson representative said the trace levels were considered safe by some regulatory agencies. Would you take a chance using this on your babe?

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stella4 stella4 6 years
If your looking for an all natural, all safe baby shampo, try Shaklee baby shampo. It's from a company called Shaklee. Dr. Shaklee stated it. He was the first to come up with all green products before all green was big. He was big on all natural, all green and all safe products. Shaklee has been around for over 54 years and are known for their products. It has been on Opra and Dr. Oz. All of Shaklee products are tested my their scientists and they spend over thousands of dollars on 3rd parties to test their products as well to make sure they are safe. If interested, check out www. I love their products and will never buy shampo from stores again!
Pencils Pencils 8 years
And it's quite true, everything is chemicals, even "nature-based" products. Your body is made up of chemicals. The point is to find products that don't contain chemicals that are known carcinogens. There are fewer of them in "natural" products, but you still have to read the label carefully. Lots of companies slap "natural" or "organic" on the front of their labels but you have to read the rest to find out which parts are actually natural or organic, if the entire product isn't.
Pencils Pencils 8 years
I don't use their products anyway. I use Kiehl's baby soap/shampoo, Baby Silk products (wipes, lotion), and a few Burt's Bees products. It's not as easy as it sounds though, to "Just remove some chemicals." If the chemicals are in there, they are there for a reason, and to remove them means J&J has to reformulate their product, one they've been selling for a very long time. It takes a long time to bring a product to market: formulate it, test it, etc.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Okay, since the term "chemical" can cover all matter, I will rephrase my sentence: "Why use toxic (ex: carcinogenic) products on children."
Evalicious Evalicious 8 years
I'm at a loss here - I used it growing up and I feel fine. I've used their products since the first day my daughter was born. Now I feel guilty for what I may have exposed her to, but still trust it since it's been around and used by so many.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
I think it's SO FUNNY that people say "oh, chemicals are AWFUL!" Guess what? EVERYTHING has chemicals in it ! Question: What Is a Chemical? Answer: Short answer: Everything is a chemical. Longer answer: Chemistry is the study of matter and its interactions with other matter. Anything made of matter is therefore a chemical. Any liquid, solid, gas. Any pure substance; any mixture. Water is a chemical. Technically speaking, so is a chunk of your computer. A chemical can often be broken down into components, as is true with your computer. However, people generally use the term 'chemical' to refer to a substance that appears homogeneous or the same throughout its structure.
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 8 years
Wow my family grew up using J& J all of us, my neices as well. I can't really imagine using something else as we are all healthy. Also it says they are proabable human carcinogens not definetly. And newsflash most products contain things that do pose some risk.
Moms Moms 8 years
Chouette4U — Bert's Bees is a popular line that can be purchased many places from baby stores to Target.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Nope. I do not have any children however someday when the time comes, I will only use natural, organic products. Natural sources are the safest way to go. Why use chemical based products on children? It puzzles me.
cuteshoez cuteshoez 8 years
Check out cheat sheets for products that are safe. I've found some brands at Target, Longs and CVS stores.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
What baby/toddler bath products are safe? And I mean stuff that I don't have to go to Whole Foods to get.
fsquaash fsquaash 8 years
LilSugar, you might enjoy According George Mason University, the study that came to this conclusion was from an activist organization and not properly peer reviewed. Fermeldehyde occurs naturally in some fruits and veggies. "Chemicals" occur in nature and are not always dangerous. Banning all of them from our lives is not realistic nor safe. Our babies need chemicals to keep them well (medicine), safe (carseat plastics), and clean (shampoo!). I don't understand why just the mention of "Chemical" is so disturbing. Here's the relevant article--
Courtney82 Courtney82 8 years
I love comments like the give me a break one? are you serious?? when my mother used the product it wasn't know that it had chemicals. Just like when cigarettes came out people didn't know how harmful it really was. Maybe you are okay now, but the long term we dont know and maybe you didnt get sick but some kids did. maybe i am overprotected but I have lost a child and i will do anything to prevent if I can my daughter from suffering
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
no i have a bunch of it sittng around that i got for gifts... i use burts bees:) it smells better too. i did spend about 15 dollars on the bottle but it has lasted quite a while
FrankiLee FrankiLee 8 years
Nope I don't use their products. I use shampoo's and baby washes with as little chemicals in as possible, such as "Live Clean" baby products.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
My god, we all grew up with all this stuff.... and suddenly parents are supposed to spend $15 on organic baby shampoo. Give me a freaking break.
Moms Moms 8 years
I steer clear of Johnson & Johnson products for this reason. The world is full of chemicals, but I try avoiding those I can for my children.
kty kty 8 years
i do use and love their products for my son,but yeah i don't think it's hard to take out some chemicals,but whatever i'll still use their products
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I don't use their products. 1) My daughter has really sensitive skin, and can only use certain types of products 2) How hard is it to take out the chemicals?
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