Harmful Chemicals in J&J Baby Shampoo
Two chemicals considered harmful to babies remain in Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo sold in the U.S., even though the company already makes versions without them, according to a coalition of health and environmental groups.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has unsuccessfully been urging the world's largest health care company for 2 1/2 years to remove the trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing chemicals - dioxane and a substance called quaternium-15 that releases formaldehyde - from Johnson's Baby Shampoo, one of its signature products.
Johnson & Johnson said it is reducing or gradually phasing out the chemicals, but did not respond directly to the campaign's demands.
- Trenton, N.J. Assoicated Press