Formaldehyde has been detected in Johnson & Johnson products. Studies suggest it may cause cancer—and it is in your baby’s shampoo.
The chemical is commonly used as an embalming agent when preparing a corpse for burial. What is it doing in consumer-use products, you ask? The “why” is unclear but the “how” is quaternium-15. This ingredient releases formaldehyde, which is known to cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation. It has also been tied to leukemia.
According to new research, it seems that mothers are bathing their children in toxins! Yes, toxins. Namely, it appears that Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s most famous baby care product companies, are using toxic materials in their products. Hence, these toxins are harming the babies’ skin. As you probably already know, a child’s immune system is very delicate. And, when they’re exposed to toxins, they can experience lifelong health issues. In fact, the products by Johnson & Johnson irritate the child’s skin and attack their immunity by encouraging excessive immune responses. So, if you happen to be a parent who’s using these products, take a look at the label. You’ll see how many products there are that you cannot even pronounce right. As an example, 1.4-dioxane is the main toxin present in these products. Hence, the Environmental Protection Agency linked it with skin irritation, headaches, drowsiness, liver damage, and vertigo.
Moreover, quartenium-15 is a well-known carcinogen present in the company’s baby shampoo which is known to release formaldehyde, a harmful chemical which causes skin irritation over time. Currently, the company claims that they’re in a process of removing the harmful toxins from their products. Since in other countries their products are toxin-free, why wait so long to remove them from the USA products as well? Until this happens, you should try and find more natural products for your kids. For example, opt for the following brands: Burt’s Bees, Aveeno, BabyGanics, California Baby, and Little Twig.