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[Huff Post] Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo Has Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Group Says

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TRENTON, N.J. -- 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.
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I know this isn't the latest hardware news, lol, but I felt that it was important information for those with young children.

I have an 11 year old, 2 year old, and the wife is about to deliver child number 3. It definitely makes you think twice about what you use on your infants and toddlers.

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Hmm yea, definitely something I want to be aware of as I plan on being a parent in the very near future.
   
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J&J does that so they can sell cancer treatment meds.

P&G does it also
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Yeah, and your breath has cancer causing agents in it (literally!) so everything really has cancer causing potential, make of this what you will.
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Thanks for posting. I have a friend with two kids with one on the way. She should know this.
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post #7 of 44
Definitely should be removed.

The irony here being that alot of people will stop buying the shampoo and then continue to smoke in the house of children.

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I've noticed that if people don't understand something, they either think it causes cancer or CURES cancer. This reminds me of the Phytate and Paraben that were highly exaggerated already.
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quaternium 15 had been known about for ages.it can cause bad vision and numbs the eyes.i have had bad eyes cause my mom used this when i was young. justhad lasik! no more bad vision
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I don't think this is science or technology news. It clearly isn't tech-ish science news.
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