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Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Baby Shampoo?

Call to Action

SafeCosmetics.org recommends taking decisive consumer action to end the unnecessary inclusion of toxic ingredients in products designed for babies. Here’s what you can do:

1. Vote with your pocketbook: Until Johnson & Johnson commits to making safer baby products for all babies, purchase products from companies making safer alternatives. Search EWG’s Skin Deep cosmetic database to find safer products.

2. Contact Johnson & Johnson: Sign the petition to Johnson & Johnson, asking them to immediately remove formaldehyde-releasing preservatives from all of its baby products sold in all countries and replace them with safer alternatives.

Write to Congress: Ask your U.S. Representative to support the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011.

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Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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10:02PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Not all that surprising. But what I do find unbelievable is how relaxed our own government regulations are. Look how many countries have banned these carcinogenic ingredients; why does the US not get a clue? I don't expect J&J to be as concerned about this; after all, a corporation's primary goal is to increase profits, not to be concerned about our health...especially given that they profit when our health is compromised anyway. And don't get me started on food dyes. Why is it that the same food products sold in the UK have naturally derived coloring agents such as beet juice instead of synthetically manufactured red dye? We obviously can't trust our government to be vigilant about our health. One would think our government would realize that disease prevention is cheaper in the long run than dealing with the high cost of a diseased populace. Oh I forgot for a moment that the US gov is tremendously near-sighted.

4:26PM PST on Feb 25, 2012

Why are we so surprised?

5:52AM PST on Feb 25, 2012

they also test on animals, just stick to all natural biodegradable products that has ingredients that you can recognize and that are cruelty free

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10:46AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Suave products also contain dangerous chemicals. Some of these are banned in the state of California.

8:05AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

So bad to do this to our babies and our planet!!

4:16AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Shameful !

3:17AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

you can wash your kids hair with eggs...it comes up quite shiny

9:25PM PST on Feb 22, 2012

Thanks.

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