Saturday, March 14, 2009

Even baby shampoo isn't safe anymore! What's next?


It looks like one of the oldest baby shampoos - and most used - has two chemicals that cause cancer! Who knew? My wife even uses baby shampoo because it's gentle on her hair. Now, parents have something new to worry about while taking care of their babies.

The Chicago Tribune picked up the story from The Washington Post's reporter Lyndsey Layton:

"More than half the baby shampoo, lotions and other infant-care products analyzed by a health advocacy group were found to contain trace amounts of two chemicals that are believed to cause cancer, the organization said Thursday.
Some of the biggest names on the market, including
Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo and Baby Magic lotion, tested positive for 1,4-dioxane or formaldehyde or both, the non-profit Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reported.
The chemicals, both characterized as probable carcinogens by the
Environmental Protection Agency, are not added intentionally to products and appear to be byproducts of the manufacturing process."

To read more about this click here.


Anonymous said...

In my younger days, we used to melt this plastic down and make our sheep dog snort the fumes.

That was, until PETA found out.

So we turned to regular vandalism of kids who grow up in forests: lanuch boulders at logging trucks.

Until the sheriff's department was called.

Living can be hazardous to your health.

mammasafe said...

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 cocout and the thickening shampoo for me.