It is no secret to green-minded families that baby products contain some pretty toxic stuff. Johnson and Johnson has taken the pulse of the market correctly and promised to eliminate potential carcinogens and another harmful chemical from its “No More Tears” baby shampoo line over the next couple of years. An international coalition of activists has campaigned for the move, which is being criticized as being too slow since the company has removed the chemicals in question in other countries.
The coalition campaign website can be found at http://www.safecosmetics.org. The two chemicals in question are 1,4 Dioxane, potentially a carcinogen, and quaternium-15, which releases formaldehyde, which has been officially listed as a carcinogen.