A few days ago, I was scouring the internet and saw something in the news about Johnson & Johnson baby products containing toxic chemicals. I didn’t have time to read the article, but the headline alone was enough for me to make a switch. So recently, I bought California Baby and used it for the first time. I don’t know a lot about California Baby because I have always used Johnson & Johnson, but it appeared to be organic.
This evening, however, I decided to read that article about Johnson & Johnson and I just can’t believe it. Johnson & Johnson baby shampoos contain a formaldehyde releasing preservative called quaternium-15 and 1,4-dioxane. These are known cancer causing chemicals. According to the reports, the company was asked to clean up its products back in 2009 by several organizations and has yet to do so. It now claims that it will begin a slow phase out of these chemicals here in the US, but for parents who want a non-cancer causing shampoo for their baby, they can buy its “Natural” line. Unbelievable.