Thanks, Johnson & Johnson, for promising to remove carcinogens from baby products--it's about time!
Did you hear? In a letter to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson laid out commitments and timelines for the company’s plans to reformulate all of its baby products worldwide to remove cancer-causing chemicals.
This is a huge victory for the Campaign and for babies everywhere! The letter was prompted by the Campaign’s Nov. 1 report – and by an influx of emails from supporters like you- revealing that Johnson’s Baby Shampoo still contains formaldehyde-releasing chemicals in the U.S., Canada, and China, even though formaldehyde-free versions of the product are available in several other countries.
According to the letter, signed by Johnson & Johnson will:
• Remove quaternium-15 and other formaldehyde-releasing preservatives from all of its baby products worldwide within two years.
• Reduce 1,4-dioxane in all of its baby products to less than 4 parts per million (ppm). Long term, the company indicated it will replace the chemical process, called ethoxylation, that results in 1,4-dioxane contamination.
• The company has already removed phthalates—a reproductive toxin—from all its baby products worldwide, including fragrance.
The commitment to remove chemicals of concern does not apply to Johnson & Johnson’s adult products such as those in the Aveeno or Neutrogena lines.
Will you write to J&J to thank them for this big step? Ask them to move forward with this as quickly as possible, and to extend the safety commitment to all of their personal care products – including those for adults. Your letter is even more effective if you personalize it.
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