Today the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (the Breast Cancer Fund is a founding member) sent a letter - signed by more than 40 organizations representing 1.7 million medical professionals, moms and environmental health advocates - to that iconic bathtub brand, Johnson & Johnson. It wasn't a fan letter.
It turns out that the baby shampoo we all grew up with (at least I did), Johnson's Baby Shampoo, contains two cancer-causing chemicals (1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde), neither of which are on the product's ingredient list. We know they're in there because we tested dozens of kids' personal care products for a report, "No More Toxic Tub," released back in March.
Today's letter asked J&J to remove toxic ingredients from its products because little bit is still too much. And not necessary, it turns out: formaldehyde is not allowed in personal care products sold in Japan, for example, so J&J sells a different formulation there.
For now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing nothing. So what can you do?