This huge manufacturer of baby care products uses numerous components which are not health- friendly and may cause many severe issues.
Toddlers and babies have a very sensitive immune system that needs great care so it can function properly.
By using Johnson & Johnson products on your children’s skin every day you are putting harmful toxins on them that can eventually lead to chronic diseases, autoimmune disease and affect their health in the future.
The personal care giant announced that it would voluntarily (after consistent pressure from the public and groups like EWG) remove hidden formaldehyde from their baby products like baby shampoo and baby washes. Don’t see formaldehyde listed on the back of your bottle of “no more tears” shampoo? Formaldehyde is “hidden” in these products in ingredient names like “DMDM hydantoin“, and “1,4 dioxane” (which is “hidden” in listed ingredients like “fragrance”. It’s all a big fun game, you see.).
“There’s a very lively public discussion going on about the safety of ingredients in personal care products,” said Susan Nettesheim, VP for product stewardship and toxicology for J & J.
Lively discussion? If someone was selling you shampoo for your baby that had cancer causing agents hidden in it, I hardly think the discussion with that person would be “lively”.
About the known cancer causing (as listed on the US EPA carcinogen list) chemicals, Ms Nettesheim says, ““…as a scientist I will sit here and tell you these things are perfectly safe.” (I wonder what shampoo she uses on her kids)
The main ingredient found in these products is 1,4-dioxane, which the Environmental Protection Agency links to skin irritation, headaches, drowsiness, vertigo and liver damage.
The baby shampoo also contains one extremely harmful cancer- causing ingredient, called Quaternium-15, which releases formaldehyde, another known carcinogen that can accumulate on the skin of your child over time.
Johnson & Johnson finally admitted this and reported that they are currently working on the elimination of these toxic compounds from their products sold in America, but no one can know with certainty the duration of this process.
However, look at it this way: would you continue buying their products even though they can be so harmful, and financially support this company that knowingly posed a risk to your health and the health of your dearest ones?
Johnson & Johnson products which do not contain toxins are sold in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Japan, and South Africa. Apparently, parents in America will need to wait for who known how long to purchase these safe alternatives.
Yet, you may also decide to replace their products with other, more reliable variants. For instance, you can start using the baby products from Burt’s Bees, which are completely healthy, although some of you may dislike their smell.
Another favorite company from the US is Earth Mama Angel Baby, which produces baby products only, in a completely safe and healthy way. You may also want to try the natural baby products made by Little Twig, Aveeno, BabyGanics, or California Baby.
Our aim is to support you in your right to be completely informed and decide for your choices on your own. The health of your child is invaluable, so you should try everything and provide the best products you can find to stimulate a healthy growth and development of your baby.
Being aware of the unhealthy ingredients in the baby products by Johnson & Johnson, it is advisable that you replace them with some healthier and safer alternatives.