Johnson & Johnson Admits: Our Baby Products Contain Cancer Causing Formaldehyde

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Are You Using This Popular But Cancer-Causing Johnson & Johnson Shampoo?

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If you buy special shampoo for your baby, the last thing you’d expect it to contain would be known or suspected carcinogens… But if you live in the U.S., this may in fact be the case. For the past two years, health and environmental groups have been urging Johnson & Johnson to remove two potentially cancer-causing chemicals from its baby shampoo.

One of these ingredients is quaternium-15, which releases formaldehyde; a skin, eye, and respiratory irritant, and a known carcinogen (formaldehyde exposure has been associated with leukemia specifically). According to SafeCosmetics.org:

The North American Contact Dermatitis Group considers quaternium-15 to be among the most clinically significant contact allergens in children.”

The other, 1,4-dioxane, is a “likely carcinogen,” and is present in Johnson & Johnson’s:

  • Baby Shampoo
  • Oatmeal Baby Wash
  • Moisture Care Baby Wash, and
  • Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash

According to the CDC, 1,4 dioxane is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” and is toxic to your brain, central nervous system, kidneys, and liver.

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Why Is Johnson & Johnson Dragging Their Feet on Removal of Toxic Ingredients for U.S. Lots?

On October 31, The Campaign for Safe Cosmeticsi sent Johnson & Johnson a letter signed by 25 environmental and medical groups, demanding they “commit to removing the chemicals from all of its products by November 15.” The Campaign also urges everyone to boycott Johnson & Johnson until it complies.

Johnson & Johnson recently responded, stating that:ii

“We have been phasing out the use of preservatives that release tiny amounts of formaldehyde to guard against bacterial contamination. These preservative technologies, which are used widely in our industry are all safe and approved in the countries where they are sold… Over the past couple of years, we already have reduced the number of formulations globally with these ‘formaldehyde releaser’ preservatives by 33% and in the U.S. by over 60%.

We are completing this reformulation as quickly as we can safely and responsibly do so. As part of the manufacturing process, we have extensive monitoring to ensure that the amount of a trace byproduct known as “1,4 dioxane” in any of our products is well below the level that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and regulatory agencies around the world consider safe.

…We have introduced new product formulations for consumers who prefer natural products, such as JOHNSON’S® NATURAL®, a line that is 98% natural, and contains no formaldehyde releasing preservatives or traces of 1,4 dioxane.”

However, reasonable as this may sound, there are two rather obvious “problems” with their reply:

  1. They’re already selling a carcinogen-free version of its baby shampoo in other countries, so obviously no complicated reformulation would be necessary
  2. The Johnson & Johnson’s “Naturals” brand does not contain either of these chemicals, but, it costs about twice as much as their regular baby shampoo. That makes TWO carcinogen-free formulas at their disposal, which makes the line “We are completing this reformulation as quickly as we can safely and responsibly do so,”  seem like a rather strange excuse

The countries already receiving quaternium-15-free Johnson & Johnson products include:

Denmark Finland Japan The Netherlands
Norway South Africa Sweden The U.K.

 

As stated by Jezebel:iii

“And it’s not like the company removed an essential ingredient to meet environmental restrictions in these countries. While some have banned the use of quaternium-15, it’s unclear why some of these countries are being treated to the carcinogen-free shampoo.”

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What to Look for to Avoid Formaldehyde and 1,4-Dioxane

If you want to avoid formaldehyde-releasing ingredients and 1,4-dioxane, you need to know what to look for as they’re NOT listed on the label; at least not in those words. Common ingredients likely to contaminate products with formaldehyde include:

  • Quaternium-15
  • DMDM hydantoin
  • Imidazolidinyl urea
  • Diazolidinyl urea

To avoid 1,4-dioxane, watch out for these ingredients, which create 1,4-dioxane as a byproduct:

  • PEG-100 stearate
  • Sodium laureth sulfate
  • Sodium myreth sulfate
  • Polyethylene
  • Ceteareth-20

Other Hazardous Ingredients to Watch Out for

It’s unfortunate, but personal care products, including those specifically designed for babies, can contain a number of hazardous ingredients. Other common culprits to avoid include:

  • Any chemical that includes the clauses “xynol,” “ceteareth,” and “oleth”
  • Diethanolamine or DEA, a potentially cancer-causing agent. DEA also readily reacts with nitrite preservatives and contaminants to create nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA), a known and potent carcinogen. The chemical also appears to block absorption of the nutrient choline, which is vital to brain development
  • Propylene Glycol. Despite the fact the material safety data sheet warns users to avoid skin contact with propylene glycol as it is a strong skin irritant and can also cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage, it’s a common ingredient in shampoos
  • Parabens. These preservatives may be listed on the label as methyl paraben, ethyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben, isobutyl paraben, or E216. They have shown particularly troubling links to cancer.Studies have shown that parabens can affect your body much like estrogens, which can lead to diminished muscle mass, extra fat storage, and male gynecomastia (breast growth). Other studies have also linked parabens tobreast cancer, as researchers found traces of parabens in every sample of tissue taken from 20 different breast tumors. The EPA has linked methyl parabens in particular to metabolic, developmental, hormonal, and neurological disorders, as well as various cancers

Average Baby Exposed to Dozens of Potentially Unsafe Chemicals Daily

Four years ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) surveyed 3,300 parents and compared the baby products they used to lists of chemicals known to cause allergies, hormone disruption, damage to the nervous system, and cancer. Their review revealediv that children are exposed to about 27 chemical ingredients on a daily basis that have never been assessed for safety. Not by the industry, nor by the government. Examples of hazardous ingredients and baby products from that review include:

  • 2 bromo, 2 nitropropane, and 3-DIOL: Can cause allergies and skin irritations. In certain products, these ingredients can also break down to form other cancer-causing agents
  • Sodium borate, found in Desitin diaper cream, can accumulate in your child’s brain and liver, causing detrimental health effects
  • Oxybenzone, a common ingredient in sunscreen, can trigger allergies, and may disrupt a child’s delicate hormone system

Interestingly, 89 percent of products labeled “Recommended by doctor” were found to be some of the worstoffenders, containing some of the most dangerous chemicals!

The 2007 EWG study also determined that:v

  • 82 percent of children are exposed every week to one or more ingredients with the potential to harm the brain and nervous system.
  • 69 percent of children are exposed every week to one or more ingredients that may disrupt the hormone system.
  • 3.6 percent of children are exposed to ingredients with strong data linking them to cancer, including chemicals classified as known or probable human carcinogens.
  • 80 percent of children’s products marked as gentle and non-irritating contain ingredients linked to allergies and skin or eye irritation according to government and industry sources.

Evaluate Ingredients Before You Buy

The issue of potential toxins lurking in shampoos, soaps, lotions, and other personal care products is a serious one, as your skin readily absorbs these chemicals, allowing them directly into your blood stream. When absorbed, they can actually do more harm than if you were to swallow them.

I strongly recommend switching over to organic brands of toiletries, including children’s personal care products. You can usually find a good variety at either your local health food store, or by searching online. Keep in mind that not all products marked “natural” or “organic” are in fact wholly natural or organic, as “greenwashing has become increasingly pervasive.

I highly recommend using the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep site to evaluate each product before settling on a purchase. The EWG is a nonprofit public-interest research group known for making connections between chemical exposure and adverse health conditions. Since its inception in 2004, their “Skin Deep” study has assigned health-risk ratings to thousands of personal-care products.

General Shopping Guidelines

Some general guidelines to keep in mind when purchasing personal care products include:

  • Look for the genuine USDA Organic Seal.
  • If you can’t pronounce it, you probably don’t want to put it on your body. Ask yourself, “Would I eat this?”
  • Look for products that are fragrance-free. One artificial fragrance can contain hundreds—even thousands—of chemicals and fragrances are a major cause of allergic reactions.
  • Pay attention to the order in which the ingredients are listed. Manufacturers are required to list ingredients in descending order by volume, meaning the first few ingredients are the most prominent. If calendula extract is the last ingredient in a long list, your calendula body wash isn’t very natural.
  • Stick to the basics. Do you really need 10 products to prepare for your day? Simplify your life and rescue your bank account by reducing the total number of products you use daily.
  • Buy products that come in glass bottles rather than plastic, since chemicals can leach out of plastics and into the contents. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a serious concern. Make sure any plastic container is BPA-free or there are shampoos in glass or shampoo soaps with no plastic.
  • Look for products that are made by companies that are Earth-friendly, animal-friendly and committed to organic and sustainable business practices.

There is reason to be concerned about the numerous toxic chemicals you expose your children to on a daily basis, as each and every exposure adds to your child’s total, long-term toxic load.

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135 COMMENTS

  1. This article is based on one from 2011. The data may be out of date. Plus, organic/natural doesn’t mean free from danger. Some organic fruits have more pesticide residue on them than non-organic. It’s just that they use organic pesticides.

  2. It is time for huge companies like J&J stop not only using these kind of chemicals in products but also stop testing their products in animais. Really sad.

  3. A complete red herring. You’d have to bathe your baby dozens of times a day, every day in a gloopy concentrate of the stuff before you would even begin to get any effects from the “formaldehyde” in this product.

    Our bodies naturally produce formaldehyde. It is in pretty much everything, even organic vegetables and fruit yet we aren’t telling people to stop eating them are we?? Seriously, get a life.

  4. Thanks for the advice on my lifestyle, but seeing as my husband’s father died of cancer when he was a teenager and his grandmother died of cancer a couple years ago, I’d really rather do a bit of research and adaptation to a lifestyle that uses more natural products than lose him, or the child in my belly right now, to the chemical industry before their time. That isn’t fear, it’s wisdom.

  5. Absolutely agree, Angie! It is not fear, but the knowledge to seek out BETTER options.

    To knowingly poison yourself and loved ones is beyond rational – to hold companies to a higher standard is necessary.

  6. Oh I see, put a post up that contradicts the news piece and it gets deleted for containing facts rather than hysterical nonsense.

    Way to go.

  7. Living a healthier lifestyle is all well and good but just remember organic food and veg will contain formaldehyde. It is everywhere in one form or another. To get a potentially cancerous dose from J&J baby shampoo you need to bathe in it. Millions of times in a day.

    This is nothing more than chemophobia, as correctly pointed out by AS.

  8. That’s pretty bad of you to assume anyone who opposes your view works for J & J. His comments are reasonable, non harassing and perfectly valid. He is, in fact, correct. You get more fornaldehyde by eating an apple than by trace amounts in many cosmetic products.

  9. So from what im reading my son got leukemia from Johnson and Johnson are we able to sue them I need more info my son has been using these items since he was a baby and has batteled leukemia since he was was 2 now he is 6 and just finishing last chemotherapy

  10. Thank you Natalie for being a voice of reason. Even before J and J changed their formula to remove the trace amount of fornaldehyde, you would have had to give your baby 2 million baths a day to reach a dangerous daily exposure level. I can’t believe this article is still being shared even after the company gave into the Chemophobia crowd.

  11. @Danielle Makar- yes I could do a story on safe brands and if you’re on the newsletter you’ll get it (I don’t send them out often) In the meantime, what i recommend is a health food store or vitamin shoppe with alternative brands… Especially a discount health food store where prices won’t be so much. <3 I'll do a story on it and EWG.org is good too but I'd stick with organic brands personally.

  12. My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia at 4 years old. Makes you wonder, because I used their products faithfully.

  13. Me too. I was told that other more harassing comments were deleted before I chimed in… but then my comment was deleted too? Seriously? This page is totally misinformed, anyone with a science background can see it. And knowlingly misleading people like this for for clickbait is totally immoral in my opinion.

  14. In reply to your reply of my deleted comment “I erased the more offensive ones @Natalie Stevens and eating an apple is
    completely different than chemicals in the shampoos (or mineral oil
    which is also dangerous- in their baby oils)”

    I imagine eating an apple IS different to using chemicals in shampoo – it actually spreads systemically and could be even MORE dangerous. Curiously I am yet to see any studies of eating apples linked to cancer (but they sure do cause bloating, amirite? haha). And yes mineral oil is dangerous when consumed, but purified mineral oil is considered class 3 by the FDA – insufficient evidence to be considered harmful.

  15. In response to me “stalking” this page.

    I didn’t realise 3 posts could be construed as stalking. The only 3 posts I have ever put on this board. Obviously you either have very low thresholds or don’t take kindly to alternative opinions. Free speech…just so long as you tow the line. Didn’t realise we lived in North Korea.

    Please tell me what was offensive about my posts. I did not personally insult anyone, there was no profanity, nor was there anything defamatory. I merely pointed out the presence of formaldehyde in everyday foods and other facts about what you would need to do to raise the risk of cancer if you used J&J shampoo. And yes, they are facts. I don’t work for the company, I don’t, nor have I ever worked for any cosmetics company. If there was any substance to this I’d be right behind it. But there isn’t. Not a shred. This report is nothing more than scaremongering with no factual basis. Think about it…this product has been in production for decades. Surely, if there was a problem with it causing cancer we’d have thousands of people prematurely dying from it? Only we don’t. Show me the evidence directly linking this product to increases in cancers as alleged in this report. You can’t because it doesn’t, plain and simple.

    By all means alert people to possible dangers of products. But please, use facts and not scare tactics.

    Oh and don’t worry I won’t bother you again. Clearly a person that does not think on exactly the same lines as yourselves is a heretic and should be tarred, feathered and burnt at the stake. So much for living in the 21st century…

  16. Does nobody know that every single personal care product contains a carcinogen – fragrance. I bet you all use perfume aswel which is carcinogenic… But all people care about is sulfate and salt in products which doesnt even harm you. Hilarious. Marketing scams.

  17. I’m really worried about my son now. I’ve used j&j literally since birth and now to find this out… I signed up for your news letter what products would be best to use on him he’s 20 months old today

  18. So glad he’s doing well and done with that stuff I’d check into the law suit part a lawyer should be able to tell you anything you need to know. Best wishes to you and your family.. Prayers for your little man as well…

  19. I hate to break it to you all, but that healthy apple that you just ate contains 14 times as much formaldahyde as an entire bottle of baby shampoo. And the formaldahyde in that shampoo is not in a gas form, meaning that it literally just rinses off the baby and goes down the drain. It’s only dangerous in its gaseous form.

    The problem here is not with Johnson & Johnson. It’s with the public’s level of scientific literacy.

  20. As someone who works with consumer care companies…introducing reformulations is a LONG process, and just because they’re selling one formula in another country doesn’t mean they can easily just bring it over. Different countries have different regulations and requirements .

  21. you should probably stop breathing for your babies health as well, oh and stop eating, because your own body produces formaldehyde through metabolic processes naturally and the air we breath has formaldehyde in it, scientifically speaking if you don’t understand the way chemicals work you should probably not be spouting off to people that are obviously unable to decipher scientific truth versus fear tactics created by “health nuts”. it would take 40 million baby shampoo baths every day for one baby to reach a level where super-stringent California law Proposition 65 would need to put a “may cause cancer” warning label on it. That would be one pruney baby at the end of the day.

  22. Why are you so angry about how other people live their lives? Maybe you need to go do some meditation or prayer or just listen to some relaxing music for a while. I suggest staring at waves, or rain, or a candle, and contemplating why you get so enraged when other people have different opinions from you on how to bathe their children.

    P. S. Scientifically speaking, I have a microbiology degree :) If anything that makes me more acutely aware of how dangerous the things we put on our skin and in our bodies can be. I love my husband and my unborn child very much thanks, which is why I make these choices. I’m sure if you suspected danger in your family’s life you would do the same. Peace.

  23. Can we sue them for the endangerment of our children? Anything we can do to have them pay for what they have done?

  24. This article is from January of 2014. The company has reformulated their products to remove the ingredient. Not sure why this suddenly resurfaced again but Johnson and Johnson has since removed the ingredient. At least they took action to give consumers peace of mind. Snopes… always check Snopes.

  25. don’t go assuming that it was their product maybe your daughter was actually born with leukemia cause leukemia is also caused by genetics and it was gone unnoticed for 4 years or maybe your daughter got leukemia from something else for example benzene which is found in gas and i do believe that u use gas for your vehicle which means she could have gotten it from breathing in exhaust fumes while being around your vehicle meaning she could have gotten leukemia from almost anything.

  26. your son could have gotten leukemia from almost anything from genetics to any type of chemical including the chemical that is in gas that u use for your vehicle. if your son had leukemia since he was 2 it probably is because of genetics. don’t assume that it was from Johnson and Johnson products when it could have been from something else like the exhaust from peoples vehicles.

  27. People get annoyed because of the stupidity and the fact that money is being made by disingenuous people, who does these scare stories.
    As someone has already said, we are taking about tiny amounts that could not harm anyone. Is the same crap we here from uninformed or disingenuous people about vaccination

  28. I don’t think most people are angry about what others decide to use as a shampoo. I think the frustration is that people don’t like it when scare tactics are used to convert others to this type of thinking and cause other parents to freak about about shoving cancer into their tiny babies when there is likely nothing to actually be concerned about. Any product in excess, including water and air, will kill a person. “I love my husband and unborn child very much thanks, which is why I make these choices.” I appreciate your feelings and believe you do love them very much but the implication extends beyond that and suggests those who make different choices do not love their husbands and children the same. Those aren’t very nice insinuations to make whether you mean them that way or not.

  29. Why would the opinion of one physician, who stands to gain notoriety and (possibly) financial backing, outweigh the opinions of the medical community at large which is backed by many more than one single physician? I don’t think it’s helpful to label a person who doesn’t share your viewpoint as a troll. I see these types of terrifying headlines being posted all over my Facebook and moms’ groups and it’s frustrating that so many people are losing sleep over information that is frightening due not to the actual substance of what is being presented but due to the presentation. I don’t think that makes me a troll.

  30. Exactly. Additionally, think about Coke. That’s like saying let’s discontinue regular Coke and only sell Diet Coke because Diet Coke doesn’t have the sugar (yes, I understand that it is argued that Diet Coke isn’t as healthy but for the sake of argument, I’ll ignore that possibility). A consumer wants what they want; they aren’t going to happily switch to another formulation just because the FDA says it’s better for them. Maybe the reformulation of JnJ smells different. Maybe it’s a different color. Maybe it’s regulated differently. Whatever the differences, it’s not just a snap of the fingers and things change when you’re dealing with a reformulation.

  31. This type of comment is why I hate these fear-mongering articles. S.Fowler, I am so sorry your baby girl became ill but it is absolutely not your fault. I promise you that you did not cause this by shampooing her with any products or feeding her non-organic or any other scary headline accusation you may come across. It makes me sad to think that you would ever feel that this was as a result of something you did.

  32. Importantly, unnecessarily dosing people up with chemicals thanks to money robbing advertising, is a practice that needs to be checked. Not everything requires a shopping trip to buy more junk from the store.

  33. That propylene glycol that’s mentioned above? Yeah. That’s the carrier for most flavor systems; even natural flavoring. And you straight out ingest that. No need to go through the skin.
    So called “natural products” can kill you quicker than artificial or synthesized ones.
    I understand your frustration, however, if you want a natural soap for your family, go ahead and start rendering fat, but make sure you know when to throw it out, because when that stuff goes rancid, it’s no good either.
    Buy what you want and say what you want, but just be sure you are aware of the trade off. That preservative that you don’t like may be exactly what is taking up the water activity in the product.
    Ms microbiologist, want to tell the people here what happens when water activity is high, the environment is humid, and the bottle keeps the light out?

  34. As much as both of you are copy pasting articles as evidence, that other guy is right. formaldehyde isn’t anything to worry about on a normal day to day basis, I mean if you’re worried about cancer, stop using petrol, it’s probably the most carcinogenic thing come into contact with day to day by far.
    I laughed when people told me vaccines had mercury in them and caused all sorts of complex, vaguely explained issues. I explained that if they ate a few tins of tuna whilst pregnant, it was a much higher dose than what’s found in vaccines.
    It’s worth knowing how basically everyone on the internet is full of shit, and arguments are generally only kept going for a long time by uninformed folks on both sides.
    so everyone, go off, and borrow someone’s very expensive licence on the particular scientific journal that your source’s source’s source is quoting from, and read it for yourself before telling people about it.

  35. Thanks for trolling my page. Obviously if you are a regular reader of this page (you’re not) you would have stopped reading. This was written by a medical doctor of 30 years. This is not a scare story. buy an organic shampoo or make your own for pennies. Compare it to vaccinations all you want. That’s more complicated. with this? You can just stop using the dangerous crap out there. It’s simple. thanks.

  36. Maria,

    Many chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates etc HAVE been proven unsafe BY the medical community in mainstream articles from CNN and more! Come back when you use your full name and I LOVE the names some of the trolls (presumably paid as others have suggested) make up like “caring mom” or whatever they are. Guys, stop buying the unsafe harmful crap and make your own shampoo or buy organic. Use the site listed (EWG) to see for yourself how harmful they are. This shouldn’t scare any group of moms. They stop using it. it’s really SIMPLE. Sorry, stop coming here to troll me (and continue to troll which no real “mom” would just do) and looK! wow! even cnn speaks out about these dangers! take care http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/health/chemical-link-to-lower-iq/

  37. @danielle_sellars:disqus, Yes I recommend any thing over DRUG company brand shampoos. Johnson & Johnson was just fined 2.2 BILLION dollars for their CRIMES (whole series i wrote on that which I’ll post) Even CNN says these chemicals in drug company products are no good. Remember they’re a drug company first and foremost. try anything at your local health food store and I’ll be sending out a newsletter soon with alternatives xo http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/health/chemical-link-to-lower-iq/

  38. PT (does that stand for PAID TROLL???)
    Listen a medical doctor of THIRTY years wrote this piece. CNN even deems many of these chemicals dangerous that are used in products made by a DRUG company. Johnson & Johnson was just fined 2.2 BILLIOn for their crimes (i did a piece on that) please, come here when you’re ready to post under your real name and I don’t need any more trolls..
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/health/chemical-link-to-lower-iq/

  39. The letters p and t are my initials. I only wish I was getting paid for this.
    I also wish that instead of just waving me off as a troll, you address the points I’ve made?
    Am I right about propylene glycol?
    Am I right about natural vs artificial?
    Am I right about rendering fats for soaps and having them go rancid?
    And i would still like an answer from the microbiologist about the increased water activity.

    Answer those questions, then you can call me a troll. Well, actually, you can’t, because i am correct on all points.

    Look below, all your followers want to know if they can get paid for this. Not, can I get my child checked out at a doctor of my choosing, but can I get PAID for this.

  40. Get a good personal injury lawyer who has done product liability class action suits against large corporations.

  41. Interestingly enough, early this summer I threw out all of my sunscreen, one of which Neutragena (which I I’ve used for years, including the sunless tan spray) and after reading an article saying a lot of sunscreens (including ones I used) that have oxynenzone that can trigger allergies, and another ingredient (don’t recall name) which I think can cause cancer or has cancer-causing agents! I bought Cotz, one that EWG listed as safe. Little more expensive, but I’ve had cancer and don’t want to take any chances!

  42. Erin, you should be aware, there are a large number of undiagnosed schizophrenics, who suffer from delusions of thought, believing things to be true, when in fact reality is otherwise. These schizophrenics populate our society and computer forums starting arguments with people in defiance of the observable facts. Just be aware in your best bedside manner that your responses should take into account their delusions.

  43. Nah. My epitaph shall read “didn’t give in to sensationalistic bullshit”

    Seriously, if you want to avoid a chemical that will kill you, try and find dihydrogen monoxide. The law doesn’t require that it be labeled with its chemical formula, and it is killing people every day.

  44. Haha! I’m talking about my face mostly – I hardly ever just lay out in the su.n anymore. I need sunscreen when I’m working outside in my yard,

  45. Wear a burqa, there problem solved, not need to lube yourself up with cancer causing chemicals. I have Abdul the Tentmakers number for you LOL

  46. @shelleyzipp:disqus I don’t recommend ANY Johnson& Johnson products. No matter what they try and phase out or take out. Check out the site EWG.org to rate your products. I recommend organic ones that don’t cause cancer from the health food store.

  47. The whole “sounds like it would be hot” comes from other people who have issues. I was in the Middle East and tried their white robes and headgear after I was set on fire wearing jeans and t-shirts, even taking off my shirt didn’t help felt like the fire was glued to me. Only their robes and headgear worked outdoors, I think it has to do with the white color reflecting sunlight and the robes trapping air underneath as an excellent insulator.

  48. Where she got the leukemia from is a scientific matter, if her cancerous cells show evidence of damage that could only have come from the chemicals described, evidence the teleomeres (the caps on the chromosomes) were damaged by specific chemicals, she has a valid point. Chemical damage from different chemicals has unique signatures in the cell. Trying to play pseudo-lawyer arguing intervening causation when we are discussing cumulative injuries from known carcinogens is out of your league.

  49. Looks like the two of you should team up. Masry Esq. her boss passed away, but she is alive and kicking, look her up. I’m seeing Erin & Erin Environmental Consultants.

  50. Really? Take your own advice “you should probably stop breathing… oh and stop eating… scientifically speaking if you don’t understand the way chemicals work… spouting off to people” because you “are obviously unable to decipher scientific truth” Were you a “pruney baby?”

  51. Native Americans used to use Soaproot aka “genus Chlorogalum” which grows wild in America. Not everything at Walmart is “better for you”

  52. Ok, I read the entire article, because I like the name of the website, healthnutnews. I am a pretty big health nut, most of the time. First, that person is correct. Everyone is exposed to Formaldehyde every day. It’s a fact of life. A baby would need a lot of baths to get a lethal dose from this shampoo.

    Second, wow, someone speaks against the article, and you call them names, and then proceed to say they must work for the company you’re trashing… This article just lost ALL credibility, don’t care if a Doctor of 30 years wrote it. That Doctor should know that were exposed to formaldehyde all the time. I thought the article was well written, if not one sided, but because of you openly trashing commenters, I won’t be back, and I’d hope others do the same.

    I’ll probably be called a troll, incorrectly I might add, but no, I’m not paid by J&J.

  53. Wow that was kind of a morbid statement, but anyway I just wanted to say I do not know enough about chemicals to say how many baths it would take for a child to get cancer, but I do know I DO NOT want to even take a chance to find out , so better safe than sorry for me, I’ll use the organic.

  54. one i’m not talking down to your readers i am stating the truth that having cancer can be from almost anything including your own genetics/family history which means u can’t assume that it’s one thing when it could be a completely different thing and if i where talking down to them i would be calling them names and being rude about it but i never called them names nor did i say anything rude. oh and u do realize that my avatar is of the Hindu goddess Kali which if u do research u would realize that she represents as the Goddess of Time, Change, Power, Creation, Preservation and Destruction. and how do u know that Velovan isn’t my real name cause like i said before assuming things is a dangerous thing to do.

  55. if your talking to me if so. did u know that the carcinogen that they are talking about in this article called formaldehyde can be found in many things such as gas, your own body,smoking and second hand smoke,cosmetics and personal care products that includes nail polish,pressed wood products,paints and paint thinners,Household cleansers such as floor polishes,Formaldehyde is also a key component in the familiar new car smell of recently purchased vehicles,Car exhaust. the only way to tell for sure if J&J is the cause of leukemia or other cancers is if it’s the only thing in your home besides your own body that contains said chemical.

  56. S. Fowler. I am so sorry about your daughter. I highly recommend you switch products to all organic… Sorry for comment below too. We’ve got some trolls (Some of whom have posted nearly 100 times each on this thread and some been very rude) non organic food (GMOs especially) are tied to cancer as well as pesticides. 100% proven in scientific studies. I would never use the stuff and recommend organic shampoo from the health food store or checking the links i provided in the article. as far as “Maria” please don’t listen to her information that feeding your child non organic foods will do “nothing” and here’s a link about the ties to GMO’s and cancer. If you buy organic food organic shampoo (or make your own shampoo and grown your own – (garden) very cheap. You’ll save a bundle and be much safer http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/07/15/new-study-links-gmos-to-cancer-liverkidney-damage-severe-hormonal-disruption/

  57. Laboratory specimens are put in Formaldehyde. Your argument is specious, like saying your body has Carbon therefore go ahead and breath Carbon Monoxide.

  58. what i’m saying is that since your body produces formaldehyde naturally it means that a little bit of it in something else is not gonna do any harm it has to be a high concentration and u have to be exposed in a prolonged amount of time in order for it to do any harm just like how u can breath in carbon monoxide just not a lot of it and only for a short amount of time. if your body can produce something that is considered harmful naturally that means u can absorb it in small amounts and not everyday. if i still don’t make sense to u ok fine but at least try to understand what i’m trying say by thinking about it from deeply from all angles before deciding what i say is nonsense. i already know what your trying to say but what u are trying to say only applies to having a lot of it for a long time for example u drink water but if u drink way too much water u can become ill and have health issues, if u have to much vitamin C u can become ill and have health issues so on and so forth. well i’m done arguing my point have a good day sir or madam whichever one u are.

  59. Who? Not I lol..ain’t no one lining my pockets to make yall feel any differently..but I find a lot of people without experience in a subject are a little ignorant of the process..it’s just humorous to see you all think it’s as easy as a snap

  60. Cumulative exposure, repeated doses, to small amounts will exceed the FDA limits on Formaldehyde. Bathing babies once or twice a day in Formaldehyde products will result in skin buildup causing cancer. I personally know of families who have had issues with cancer that were stunned when they read the article, in one case the mother was a nurse who used Johnson and Johnson baby products on her children resulting in juvenile cancer. She never knew that Johnson and Johnson had put Formaldehyde in the products as an antibacterial, she is heartbroken with guilt. The abject stupidity of using Formaldehyde as an antibacterial to give people cancer. Great move Johnson and Johnson protect us from bacteria and kill us with cancer, much appreciated.

  61. Johnson and Johnson’s behavior reminds me of the Tobacco and Asbestos industry with their paid trolls haranguing people with their lies while people died from their products.

  62. If you recognize, that it is fearful to expose your child to a known cancer causing product, and legitimate journalists use the tactic of warning the public of the danger of cancer to their children from the products, your derogatory remark of fear tactic are a far worse trying to silence the journalist.

  63. Speaking of animal testing, I recall a few years in medical school before I switched to law school when I was younger They had us anesthetizing and dissecting living rabbits, they never stitched them back up after the dissections or cared for them literally throwing them in the trash. That callous lack of sympathy for a suffering animal drove me to dislike the study of medicine, I quit medical school.

  64. Yikes, Erin. I thought you were simply misinformed but, in reality, you are a bully. It is horrible that you would blame this mother for the fact that her child developed leukemia. I completely disagree with most of the views that you have and I base my conclusions on science, not on your conspiracy websites or even CNN (which you seem to find as the authority on science; maybe drop by Pubmed and do some proper, evidence-based research). I posted thoughtful comments in response to what I thought was likely well-meaning but inaccurate information as I am a doctor myself and understand the difference between science, anecdote and conspiracy. I have other issues with big pharma but this story is not one of them. Why do I care that you post this and why do I waste my time “trolling” your page? Because I’ve seen your article posted a number of times on my page and feel compelled to make the effort to reduce the harm of your efforts to disseminate false information or to dishonestly present correct information with no qualification in such a way that it becomes frightening to the public (or in the aforementioned situation, causes a mother to question whether a tragic occurrence is her fault). For you to respond with the vitriol you have shows that you are not interesting in increasing public awareness but rather in bullying others into believing the fallacies that you find more interesting that the truth. Continue to delete my comments but if I see your name associated with anything my friends post, please know that I will continue to refute the misinformation that you continue to pedal to the public. In stark contrast to your responses, I will make the effort to do so with decorum and respect rather than vitriol and insults.

  65. @disqus_muPiuWBKwK:disqus Do NOT put words in my mouth. Telling a mom that feeding their child GMOs doesn’t contribute to cancer when it’s been proven by science is irresponsible. You know I never blamed the mom. You don’t agree with my site you say? Then why the hell are you on it? Oh you’re not a paid troll? (LOL) Listen to me. You’ve stalked and harassed my followers and me long enough. Since you’ve said you’re not a fan – I have NO idea why you’ve come here writing more posts than i can possibly count and i have people messaging me begging me to ban your vile hating posts (I’ve erased some that were so bad – they definitely topped the list of the most rude posts ever in the 21 months I’ve had this website. You won’t be making any effort to write anything because you’re officially blocked on here. I should have done it from the very start and thought I’d try to have a rational discussion with someone who has disgusted many of us with the cruel posts we’ve had to erase. Your IP address is being blocked as well. Please, take your trolling somewhere else. you won’t ever be able to post here again. Bye bye. and good riddance. (really your posts are sick and i suggest you seek professional help- soon- I hope you seriously go seek it very soon

  66. Michelle Maria and whatever other names you use. For someone allegedly in their GPR residency you sure are extremely cruel and probably need to stop and seek medical help for your issues. You’re sick. your posts (that are downright frightening!) are so despicable that many have asked they be deleted and i should have blocked you LONG ago… Against my better judgement i gave you a chance only to have you say such horrific things we had to erase them. Now you’ll be banned as you should have from the beginning. I cannot even REPEAT what was said in your posts “I keep erasing” they were so horrifying!

    Mejor de las suertes con su familia , pero en realidad es en su mejor interés de buscar ayuda médica y mantenerse fuera de mi página.. Si Michelle. Hablo Espanol Tambien… Do NOT put words in my mouth. YOU Telling a mom that feeding their child GMOs doesn’t contribute to cancer when it’s been proven by science is irresponsible. You know I never blamed that mom- I corrected your brainwashed sick self telling her feeding GMOs is ok. It’s not ok. I work with doctors every day of my life with 20 30 and 40 years experience (and scientists!) who say the same thing. You don’t agree with my site you say? It’s obvious from your back ground that you do not.. Then why are you on it? Listen to me. You’re sick and you’ve harassed and bothered my followers and me long enough. Please, take your trolling somewhere else. you won’t ever be able to post here again. Bye bye. and good riddance. Really your post are beyond sick and you didn’t even have the cojones to post your pic full name etc. Adios. Forever.

  67. Probably two reasons, the men typically work outdoors and they have a greater need to wear white and stay cool and they need a reliable gender identification device because you cant use other methods for gender identification when covered up.

  68. This post is a mixture of truth and lies and outright ignorance. (Disclaimer: I am a product formulator, but not for Johnson and Johnson)

    While it is a good idea to remove formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, the statements about dioxane are either lies or inadequate and misleading. The only substance implicated in the POSSIBLE production of dioxanes is DEA or (less so) its compounds eg cocamide DEA, and possible toxicity only occurs in low quality (impure) versions of those compounds. Manufacturers have been removing DEA from shampoos for quite a while now, but it’s because of scaremongering campaigns by fake consumer groups such as Skin Deep.

    And as for this:

    “To avoid 1,4-dioxane, watch out for these ingredients, which create 1,4-dioxane as a byproduct: PEG-100 stearate Sodium laureth sulfate Sodium myreth sulfate Polyethylene Ceteareth-20”

    – Complete and absolute lies. Please post links to proper scientific studies!

  69. Probably political, he was likely not a major political contributor. Some judges are beholden to major political parties for judges election campaigns.

  70. Just use dove! Shit man..poor babies.. What kind of ignorarant shit is putting chemicals that cause cancer in baby products! Just use dove and corn starch, purified water to wash your baby, lol.

  71. Just adding my two cents… Nefertem Naturals has soaps made with no chemicals whatsoever and body butters that go so far as to infuse with herbs for skin health. With so many truly natural options out there that are safe for babies and ALL HUMANS, it’s actually asinine for me to watch people continue to use these chemically-laden products. But that’s just my opinion. Great article…very educating.

  72. I sincerely hope you realize that there is no such thing as a safe tan, or even a “base tan” for that matter. Any time you expose your skin to the sun long enough to cause it to burn or tan it changes your skin cells and that’s what causes skin cancer. Please do some more research before trying to imply that as long as you have a “base tan” then you’ll be fine.

  73. So sad, I was about to start using their Aveeno, products, now I don’t know which one, should I go for. Help me please, I need a good face and body wash, and cream. Thank you

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  • S.h.

    I read these chemicals were removed in January 2014?

  • rktsci

    This article is based on one from 2011. The data may be out of date. Plus, organic/natural doesn’t mean free from danger. Some organic fruits have more pesticide residue on them than non-organic. It’s just that they use organic pesticides.

  • Absolute_Shower

    Chemophobia. Fear rules your life.

  • Raquel

    It is time for huge companies like J&J stop not only using these kind of chemicals in products but also stop testing their products in animais. Really sad.

  • RonRoyce

    A complete red herring. You’d have to bathe your baby dozens of times a day, every day in a gloopy concentrate of the stuff before you would even begin to get any effects from the “formaldehyde” in this product.

    Our bodies naturally produce formaldehyde. It is in pretty much everything, even organic vegetables and fruit yet we aren’t telling people to stop eating them are we?? Seriously, get a life.

  • Angie D

    Thanks for the advice on my lifestyle, but seeing as my husband’s father died of cancer when he was a teenager and his grandmother died of cancer a couple years ago, I’d really rather do a bit of research and adaptation to a lifestyle that uses more natural products than lose him, or the child in my belly right now, to the chemical industry before their time. That isn’t fear, it’s wisdom.

  • Shauna Smith Congelliere

    Absolutely agree, Angie! It is not fear, but the knowledge to seek out BETTER options.

    To knowingly poison yourself and loved ones is beyond rational – to hold companies to a higher standard is necessary.

  • RonRoyce

    Oh I see, put a post up that contradicts the news piece and it gets deleted for containing facts rather than hysterical nonsense.

    Way to go.

  • RonRoyce

    Living a healthier lifestyle is all well and good but just remember organic food and veg will contain formaldehyde. It is everywhere in one form or another. To get a potentially cancerous dose from J&J baby shampoo you need to bathe in it. Millions of times in a day.

    This is nothing more than chemophobia, as correctly pointed out by AS.

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    Ron you’ve posted so much on this page it’s out of control. Do you work for J&J? I suggest you get a hobby and your misinformation and spin doctor attempts aren’t working. SORRY!

  • http://healthnutnews.megasitescript.com/ healthnutnews.megasitescript.com

    PS and yes we’re erasing some of your countless posts. Please stop stalking the page and again, get a hobby :)

  • Natalie Stevens

    That’s pretty bad of you to assume anyone who opposes your view works for J & J. His comments are reasonable, non harassing and perfectly valid. He is, in fact, correct. You get more fornaldehyde by eating an apple than by trace amounts in many cosmetic products.

  • Talitha Nowajewski

    So from what im reading my son got leukemia from Johnson and Johnson are we able to sue them I need more info my son has been using these items since he was a baby and has batteled leukemia since he was was 2 now he is 6 and just finishing last chemotherapy

  • Danielle Makar

    Ok, so can you point me to the blog that says: These brands ARE safe?

  • Joyce Burns

    Fading it out as our children fade out……

  • Andrew

    Thank you Natalie for being a voice of reason. Even before J and J changed their formula to remove the trace amount of fornaldehyde, you would have had to give your baby 2 million baths a day to reach a dangerous daily exposure level. I can’t believe this article is still being shared even after the company gave into the Chemophobia crowd.

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    @Danielle Makar- yes I could do a story on safe brands and if you’re on the newsletter you’ll get it (I don’t send them out often) In the meantime, what i recommend is a health food store or vitamin shoppe with alternative brands… Especially a discount health food store where prices won’t be so much. <3 I'll do a story on it and EWG.org is good too but I'd stick with organic brands personally.

  • Kimberly Vargas

    this are sleezy manufacturing!!!!!!

  • Nedžad

    I bought only once J&J champoo for kids, and never again. And I will never do!

  • S.Fowler

    My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia at 4 years old. Makes you wonder, because I used their products faithfully.

  • Natalie Stevens

    Me too. I was told that other more harassing comments were deleted before I chimed in… but then my comment was deleted too? Seriously? This page is totally misinformed, anyone with a science background can see it. And knowlingly misleading people like this for for clickbait is totally immoral in my opinion.

  • Natalie Stevens

    In reply to your reply of my deleted comment “I erased the more offensive ones @Natalie Stevens and eating an apple is
    completely different than chemicals in the shampoos (or mineral oil
    which is also dangerous- in their baby oils)”

    I imagine eating an apple IS different to using chemicals in shampoo – it actually spreads systemically and could be even MORE dangerous. Curiously I am yet to see any studies of eating apples linked to cancer (but they sure do cause bloating, amirite? haha). And yes mineral oil is dangerous when consumed, but purified mineral oil is considered class 3 by the FDA – insufficient evidence to be considered harmful.

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    well said Shauna <3

  • RonRoyce

    In response to me “stalking” this page.

    I didn’t realise 3 posts could be construed as stalking. The only 3 posts I have ever put on this board. Obviously you either have very low thresholds or don’t take kindly to alternative opinions. Free speech…just so long as you tow the line. Didn’t realise we lived in North Korea.

    Please tell me what was offensive about my posts. I did not personally insult anyone, there was no profanity, nor was there anything defamatory. I merely pointed out the presence of formaldehyde in everyday foods and other facts about what you would need to do to raise the risk of cancer if you used J&J shampoo. And yes, they are facts. I don’t work for the company, I don’t, nor have I ever worked for any cosmetics company. If there was any substance to this I’d be right behind it. But there isn’t. Not a shred. This report is nothing more than scaremongering with no factual basis. Think about it…this product has been in production for decades. Surely, if there was a problem with it causing cancer we’d have thousands of people prematurely dying from it? Only we don’t. Show me the evidence directly linking this product to increases in cancers as alleged in this report. You can’t because it doesn’t, plain and simple.

    By all means alert people to possible dangers of products. But please, use facts and not scare tactics.

    Oh and don’t worry I won’t bother you again. Clearly a person that does not think on exactly the same lines as yourselves is a heretic and should be tarred, feathered and burnt at the stake. So much for living in the 21st century…

  • duh

    Does nobody know that every single personal care product contains a carcinogen – fragrance. I bet you all use perfume aswel which is carcinogenic… But all people care about is sulfate and salt in products which doesnt even harm you. Hilarious. Marketing scams.

  • Danielle Sellars

    I’m really worried about my son now. I’ve used j&j literally since birth and now to find this out… I signed up for your news letter what products would be best to use on him he’s 20 months old today

  • Danielle Sellars

    So glad he’s doing well and done with that stuff I’d check into the law suit part a lawyer should be able to tell you anything you need to know. Best wishes to you and your family.. Prayers for your little man as well…

  • Danielle Sellars

    What’s the actual website to get to this post so I can share it with everyone

  • Josh

    I hate to break it to you all, but that healthy apple that you just ate contains 14 times as much formaldahyde as an entire bottle of baby shampoo. And the formaldahyde in that shampoo is not in a gas form, meaning that it literally just rinses off the baby and goes down the drain. It’s only dangerous in its gaseous form.

    The problem here is not with Johnson & Johnson. It’s with the public’s level of scientific literacy.

  • Jessica Dunston

    As someone who works with consumer care companies…introducing reformulations is a LONG process, and just because they’re selling one formula in another country doesn’t mean they can easily just bring it over. Different countries have different regulations and requirements .

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    Danielle http://healrhnutnews.com are you not able to see it at the top of the page?

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    You must not be aware of the products we use. I use an organic fragrance free shampoo that my friend makes at her home. Sulfates parabens and pthalaltes are all a concern.

  • 1st.time.mom

    you should probably stop breathing for your babies health as well, oh and stop eating, because your own body produces formaldehyde through metabolic processes naturally and the air we breath has formaldehyde in it, scientifically speaking if you don’t understand the way chemicals work you should probably not be spouting off to people that are obviously unable to decipher scientific truth versus fear tactics created by “health nuts”. it would take 40 million baby shampoo baths every day for one baby to reach a level where super-stringent California law Proposition 65 would need to put a “may cause cancer” warning label on it. That would be one pruney baby at the end of the day.

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    A physician of 30 years who is an expert in the field wrote this. We’re surprised at all the hateful posts being written here… Wonder how many of you trolls are being paid by Johnson & Johnson. Thanks for the propaganda

  • Angie D

    Why are you so angry about how other people live their lives? Maybe you need to go do some meditation or prayer or just listen to some relaxing music for a while. I suggest staring at waves, or rain, or a candle, and contemplating why you get so enraged when other people have different opinions from you on how to bathe their children.

    P. S. Scientifically speaking, I have a microbiology degree :) If anything that makes me more acutely aware of how dangerous the things we put on our skin and in our bodies can be. I love my husband and my unborn child very much thanks, which is why I make these choices. I’m sure if you suspected danger in your family’s life you would do the same. Peace.

  • Dexter Fret

    Can we sue them for the endangerment of our children? Anything we can do to have them pay for what they have done?

  • stella

    thats so scary story !!!
    omg I cant belive its real !!!
    ;(

  • Stella

    yes please

  • Clare Marie Burke

    This article is from January of 2014. The company has reformulated their products to remove the ingredient. Not sure why this suddenly resurfaced again but Johnson and Johnson has since removed the ingredient. At least they took action to give consumers peace of mind. Snopes… always check Snopes.

  • velovan

    don’t go assuming that it was their product maybe your daughter was actually born with leukemia cause leukemia is also caused by genetics and it was gone unnoticed for 4 years or maybe your daughter got leukemia from something else for example benzene which is found in gas and i do believe that u use gas for your vehicle which means she could have gotten it from breathing in exhaust fumes while being around your vehicle meaning she could have gotten leukemia from almost anything.

  • velovan

    your son could have gotten leukemia from almost anything from genetics to any type of chemical including the chemical that is in gas that u use for your vehicle. if your son had leukemia since he was 2 it probably is because of genetics. don’t assume that it was from Johnson and Johnson products when it could have been from something else like the exhaust from peoples vehicles.

  • Bob9999

    People get annoyed because of the stupidity and the fact that money is being made by disingenuous people, who does these scare stories.
    As someone has already said, we are taking about tiny amounts that could not harm anyone. Is the same crap we here from uninformed or disingenuous people about vaccination

  • Country Love

    This article is from 2014… would need an update.

  • Maria

    I don’t think most people are angry about what others decide to use as a shampoo. I think the frustration is that people don’t like it when scare tactics are used to convert others to this type of thinking and cause other parents to freak about about shoving cancer into their tiny babies when there is likely nothing to actually be concerned about. Any product in excess, including water and air, will kill a person. “I love my husband and unborn child very much thanks, which is why I make these choices.” I appreciate your feelings and believe you do love them very much but the implication extends beyond that and suggests those who make different choices do not love their husbands and children the same. Those aren’t very nice insinuations to make whether you mean them that way or not.

  • Maria

    Why would the opinion of one physician, who stands to gain notoriety and (possibly) financial backing, outweigh the opinions of the medical community at large which is backed by many more than one single physician? I don’t think it’s helpful to label a person who doesn’t share your viewpoint as a troll. I see these types of terrifying headlines being posted all over my Facebook and moms’ groups and it’s frustrating that so many people are losing sleep over information that is frightening due not to the actual substance of what is being presented but due to the presentation. I don’t think that makes me a troll.

  • Maria

    Exactly. Additionally, think about Coke. That’s like saying let’s discontinue regular Coke and only sell Diet Coke because Diet Coke doesn’t have the sugar (yes, I understand that it is argued that Diet Coke isn’t as healthy but for the sake of argument, I’ll ignore that possibility). A consumer wants what they want; they aren’t going to happily switch to another formulation just because the FDA says it’s better for them. Maybe the reformulation of JnJ smells different. Maybe it’s a different color. Maybe it’s regulated differently. Whatever the differences, it’s not just a snap of the fingers and things change when you’re dealing with a reformulation.

  • Maria

    This type of comment is why I hate these fear-mongering articles. S.Fowler, I am so sorry your baby girl became ill but it is absolutely not your fault. I promise you that you did not cause this by shampooing her with any products or feeding her non-organic or any other scary headline accusation you may come across. It makes me sad to think that you would ever feel that this was as a result of something you did.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Erin deserves to be commended on a thoroughly researched article good analysis and conclusions.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Obviously industry paid trolls

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Importantly, unnecessarily dosing people up with chemicals thanks to money robbing advertising, is a practice that needs to be checked. Not everything requires a shopping trip to buy more junk from the store.

  • PT

    That propylene glycol that’s mentioned above? Yeah. That’s the carrier for most flavor systems; even natural flavoring. And you straight out ingest that. No need to go through the skin.
    So called “natural products” can kill you quicker than artificial or synthesized ones.
    I understand your frustration, however, if you want a natural soap for your family, go ahead and start rendering fat, but make sure you know when to throw it out, because when that stuff goes rancid, it’s no good either.
    Buy what you want and say what you want, but just be sure you are aware of the trade off. That preservative that you don’t like may be exactly what is taking up the water activity in the product.
    Ms microbiologist, want to tell the people here what happens when water activity is high, the environment is humid, and the bottle keeps the light out?

  • Gez Davies

    As much as both of you are copy pasting articles as evidence, that other guy is right. formaldehyde isn’t anything to worry about on a normal day to day basis, I mean if you’re worried about cancer, stop using petrol, it’s probably the most carcinogenic thing come into contact with day to day by far.
    I laughed when people told me vaccines had mercury in them and caused all sorts of complex, vaguely explained issues. I explained that if they ate a few tins of tuna whilst pregnant, it was a much higher dose than what’s found in vaccines.
    It’s worth knowing how basically everyone on the internet is full of shit, and arguments are generally only kept going for a long time by uninformed folks on both sides.
    so everyone, go off, and borrow someone’s very expensive licence on the particular scientific journal that your source’s source’s source is quoting from, and read it for yourself before telling people about it.

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    @Gez – Just an FYI – my other half (a doctor) has explained for 30 years how ingesting some mercury in a fish and injecting it into your body are completely different. This article was written by a medical doctor, but thanks for your opinion.

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    There’s no fear tactic. Angie has a degree in microbiology and a doctor wrote this article. IT’s simple. buy a brand that is organic or make your own shampoo for pennies. No fear mongering. Just stop using the sh*t.

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    Thanks for trolling my page. Obviously if you are a regular reader of this page (you’re not) you would have stopped reading. This was written by a medical doctor of 30 years. This is not a scare story. buy an organic shampoo or make your own for pennies. Compare it to vaccinations all you want. That’s more complicated. with this? You can just stop using the dangerous crap out there. It’s simple. thanks.

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    agreed Mike! I’m doing a whole article on these pathetic industry paid trolls who don’t read my site ever and come here to try and discredit a doctor of 30 years who wrote this piece : ) Erin

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    Maria,

    Many chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates etc HAVE been proven unsafe BY the medical community in mainstream articles from CNN and more! Come back when you use your full name and I LOVE the names some of the trolls (presumably paid as others have suggested) make up like “caring mom” or whatever they are. Guys, stop buying the unsafe harmful crap and make your own shampoo or buy organic. Use the site listed (EWG) to see for yourself how harmful they are. This shouldn’t scare any group of moms. They stop using it. it’s really SIMPLE. Sorry, stop coming here to troll me (and continue to troll which no real “mom” would just do) and looK! wow! even cnn speaks out about these dangers! take care http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/health/chemical-link-to-lower-iq/

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    @danielle_sellars:disqus, Yes I recommend any thing over DRUG company brand shampoos. Johnson & Johnson was just fined 2.2 BILLION dollars for their CRIMES (whole series i wrote on that which I’ll post) Even CNN says these chemicals in drug company products are no good. Remember they’re a drug company first and foremost. try anything at your local health food store and I’ll be sending out a newsletter soon with alternatives xo http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/health/chemical-link-to-lower-iq/

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    amen animal testing is horrible and not needed NOR required on organic brand without the dangerous chemicals (used on babies no less!)

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    PT (does that stand for PAID TROLL???)
    Listen a medical doctor of THIRTY years wrote this piece. CNN even deems many of these chemicals dangerous that are used in products made by a DRUG company. Johnson & Johnson was just fined 2.2 BILLIOn for their crimes (i did a piece on that) please, come here when you’re ready to post under your real name and I don’t need any more trolls..
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/health/chemical-link-to-lower-iq/

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  • Mike Pilgrim

    Love you Erin keep up the good work. Mike

  • PT

    The letters p and t are my initials. I only wish I was getting paid for this.
    I also wish that instead of just waving me off as a troll, you address the points I’ve made?
    Am I right about propylene glycol?
    Am I right about natural vs artificial?
    Am I right about rendering fats for soaps and having them go rancid?
    And i would still like an answer from the microbiologist about the increased water activity.

    Answer those questions, then you can call me a troll. Well, actually, you can’t, because i am correct on all points.

    Look below, all your followers want to know if they can get paid for this. Not, can I get my child checked out at a doctor of my choosing, but can I get PAID for this.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Paid troll paid troll paid troll

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Get a good personal injury lawyer who has done product liability class action suits against large corporations.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Don’t listen to him ^^^ get a lawyer ASAP there are TIME LIMITS on filing

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Use water based Caffeine Free Coke Zero. There are products that wont kill you.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Búllshít they have TWO alternatives NO reformulation needed. You paid troll.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    You mean PAID BY JOHNSON & JOHNSON

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Yes. Personal injury product liability class action plaintiffs attorneys.

  • Shelley Zipp

    Are they referring to the original Johnsons baby shampoo “No More Tears”?

  • Michelle Perrigoue

    Maria, keep bathing your child in this shampoo, we do not need stupid people reproducing anyways…

  • Shelley Zipp

    Interestingly enough, early this summer I threw out all of my sunscreen, one of which Neutragena (which I I’ve used for years, including the sunless tan spray) and after reading an article saying a lot of sunscreens (including ones I used) that have oxynenzone that can trigger allergies, and another ingredient (don’t recall name) which I think can cause cancer or has cancer-causing agents! I bought Cotz, one that EWG listed as safe. Little more expensive, but I’ve had cancer and don’t want to take any chances!

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Erin, you should be aware, there are a large number of undiagnosed schizophrenics, who suffer from delusions of thought, believing things to be true, when in fact reality is otherwise. These schizophrenics populate our society and computer forums starting arguments with people in defiance of the observable facts. Just be aware in your best bedside manner that your responses should take into account their delusions.

  • PT

    Excellent show of your intelligence.
    But…still no answers.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Maria you want a child dead from cancer so you start an argument?

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Just wear clothes LOL

  • Mike Pilgrim

    “want to tell the people here what happens when water activity is high” let that be your epitaph.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Erin reminds me of the other Erin, Erin Brockovitch 😉

  • PT

    Nah. My epitaph shall read “didn’t give in to sensationalistic bullshit”

    Seriously, if you want to avoid a chemical that will kill you, try and find dihydrogen monoxide. The law doesn’t require that it be labeled with its chemical formula, and it is killing people every day.

  • Shelley Zipp

    Haha! I’m talking about my face mostly – I hardly ever just lay out in the su.n anymore. I need sunscreen when I’m working outside in my yard,

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    @Shelley – That is awesome. That’s why we put the EWG link up there so people can look at their products on an independent lab’s site and see what they rate . I’m sorry you had cancer and here’s to a long healthy life for you xo E

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    Please don’t talk like that to my readers whose son has or had cancer. Come back when you don’t have a wicked queen as your avatar and real name and still, do not talk down to them.

  • http://healthnutnews.megasitescript.com/ healthnutnews.megasitescript.com

    aw thanks @mike_pilgrim:disqus ! honored and flattered. Love her and I hope to join forces with her one day. We’ve many friends in common in real life :)

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Wear a burqa, there problem solved, not need to lube yourself up with cancer causing chemicals. I have Abdul the Tentmakers number for you LOL

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    ah good point Mike.. good point :)

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    @shelleyzipp:disqus I don’t recommend ANY Johnson& Johnson products. No matter what they try and phase out or take out. Check out the site EWG.org to rate your products. I recommend organic ones that don’t cause cancer from the health food store.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    😉

  • Shelley Zipp

    Thank you!

  • Shelley Zipp

    What? Very funny – that sounds like it would be hot! I don’t go out. There when it’s 95 degrees!

  • Mike Pilgrim

    The whole “sounds like it would be hot” comes from other people who have issues. I was in the Middle East and tried their white robes and headgear after I was set on fire wearing jeans and t-shirts, even taking off my shirt didn’t help felt like the fire was glued to me. Only their robes and headgear worked outdoors, I think it has to do with the white color reflecting sunlight and the robes trapping air underneath as an excellent insulator.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Where she got the leukemia from is a scientific matter, if her cancerous cells show evidence of damage that could only have come from the chemicals described, evidence the teleomeres (the caps on the chromosomes) were damaged by specific chemicals, she has a valid point. Chemical damage from different chemicals has unique signatures in the cell. Trying to play pseudo-lawyer arguing intervening causation when we are discussing cumulative injuries from known carcinogens is out of your league.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Looks like the two of you should team up. Masry Esq. her boss passed away, but she is alive and kicking, look her up. I’m seeing Erin & Erin Environmental Consultants.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Really? Take your own advice “you should probably stop breathing… oh and stop eating… scientifically speaking if you don’t understand the way chemicals work… spouting off to people” because you “are obviously unable to decipher scientific truth” Were you a “pruney baby?”

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Native Americans used to use Soaproot aka “genus Chlorogalum” which grows wild in America. Not everything at Walmart is “better for you”

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Quit clowning around this is not the circus. Want to take responsibility for kids dying from cancer?

  • Joshhhh

    Ok, I read the entire article, because I like the name of the website, healthnutnews. I am a pretty big health nut, most of the time. First, that person is correct. Everyone is exposed to Formaldehyde every day. It’s a fact of life. A baby would need a lot of baths to get a lethal dose from this shampoo.

    Second, wow, someone speaks against the article, and you call them names, and then proceed to say they must work for the company you’re trashing… This article just lost ALL credibility, don’t care if a Doctor of 30 years wrote it. That Doctor should know that were exposed to formaldehyde all the time. I thought the article was well written, if not one sided, but because of you openly trashing commenters, I won’t be back, and I’d hope others do the same.

    I’ll probably be called a troll, incorrectly I might add, but no, I’m not paid by J&J.

  • Toni Thompson

    Wow that was kind of a morbid statement, but anyway I just wanted to say I do not know enough about chemicals to say how many baths it would take for a child to get cancer, but I do know I DO NOT want to even take a chance to find out , so better safe than sorry for me, I’ll use the organic.

  • Wing_Zero_75

    Citation needed.

  • velovan

    one i’m not talking down to your readers i am stating the truth that having cancer can be from almost anything including your own genetics/family history which means u can’t assume that it’s one thing when it could be a completely different thing and if i where talking down to them i would be calling them names and being rude about it but i never called them names nor did i say anything rude. oh and u do realize that my avatar is of the Hindu goddess Kali which if u do research u would realize that she represents as the Goddess of Time, Change, Power, Creation, Preservation and Destruction. and how do u know that Velovan isn’t my real name cause like i said before assuming things is a dangerous thing to do.

  • velovan

    if your talking to me if so. did u know that the carcinogen that they are talking about in this article called formaldehyde can be found in many things such as gas, your own body,smoking and second hand smoke,cosmetics and personal care products that includes nail polish,pressed wood products,paints and paint thinners,Household cleansers such as floor polishes,Formaldehyde is also a key component in the familiar new car smell of recently purchased vehicles,Car exhaust. the only way to tell for sure if J&J is the cause of leukemia or other cancers is if it’s the only thing in your home besides your own body that contains said chemical.

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    Nice try…. “Joshhhhh” We are quite familiar who you are and you’re not a health nut! But good job! : ) Guys, these folks are out in full forces including “Josshhhh”
    He doth protest too much – this non health nut :)

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    yes i had to erase some of the more hateful ones attacking people who said they or their family had cancer. unbelievable!!! (The PT’s are out in full force!!!)

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    I feel for you if it’s 95 degrees and I personally try to build up a base tan or use an organic sun screen. EWG.org can rate them. sorry if i already said that. losing track!

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    lol i did say it twice. losing track. no worries :)

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    Maria. HOW Many times are you going to post on my page? please stop. you’re going way overboard and it’s highly suspicious.

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    S. Fowler. I am so sorry about your daughter. I highly recommend you switch products to all organic… Sorry for comment below too. We’ve got some trolls (Some of whom have posted nearly 100 times each on this thread and some been very rude) non organic food (GMOs especially) are tied to cancer as well as pesticides. 100% proven in scientific studies. I would never use the stuff and recommend organic shampoo from the health food store or checking the links i provided in the article. as far as “Maria” please don’t listen to her information that feeding your child non organic foods will do “nothing” and here’s a link about the ties to GMO’s and cancer. If you buy organic food organic shampoo (or make your own shampoo and grown your own – (garden) very cheap. You’ll save a bundle and be much safer http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/07/15/new-study-links-gmos-to-cancer-liverkidney-damage-severe-hormonal-disruption/

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Laboratory specimens are put in Formaldehyde. Your argument is specious, like saying your body has Carbon therefore go ahead and breath Carbon Monoxide.

  • velovan

    what i’m saying is that since your body produces formaldehyde naturally it means that a little bit of it in something else is not gonna do any harm it has to be a high concentration and u have to be exposed in a prolonged amount of time in order for it to do any harm just like how u can breath in carbon monoxide just not a lot of it and only for a short amount of time. if your body can produce something that is considered harmful naturally that means u can absorb it in small amounts and not everyday. if i still don’t make sense to u ok fine but at least try to understand what i’m trying say by thinking about it from deeply from all angles before deciding what i say is nonsense. i already know what your trying to say but what u are trying to say only applies to having a lot of it for a long time for example u drink water but if u drink way too much water u can become ill and have health issues, if u have to much vitamin C u can become ill and have health issues so on and so forth. well i’m done arguing my point have a good day sir or madam whichever one u are.

  • Jessica Dunston

    Who? Not I lol..ain’t no one lining my pockets to make yall feel any differently..but I find a lot of people without experience in a subject are a little ignorant of the process..it’s just humorous to see you all think it’s as easy as a snap

  • Jessica Dunston

    EXACTLY

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Cumulative exposure, repeated doses, to small amounts will exceed the FDA limits on Formaldehyde. Bathing babies once or twice a day in Formaldehyde products will result in skin buildup causing cancer. I personally know of families who have had issues with cancer that were stunned when they read the article, in one case the mother was a nurse who used Johnson and Johnson baby products on her children resulting in juvenile cancer. She never knew that Johnson and Johnson had put Formaldehyde in the products as an antibacterial, she is heartbroken with guilt. The abject stupidity of using Formaldehyde as an antibacterial to give people cancer. Great move Johnson and Johnson protect us from bacteria and kill us with cancer, much appreciated.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Johnson and Johnson’s behavior reminds me of the Tobacco and Asbestos industry with their paid trolls haranguing people with their lies while people died from their products.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    If you recognize, that it is fearful to expose your child to a known cancer causing product, and legitimate journalists use the tactic of warning the public of the danger of cancer to their children from the products, your derogatory remark of fear tactic are a far worse trying to silence the journalist.

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Speaking of animal testing, I recall a few years in medical school before I switched to law school when I was younger They had us anesthetizing and dissecting living rabbits, they never stitched them back up after the dissections or cared for them literally throwing them in the trash. That callous lack of sympathy for a suffering animal drove me to dislike the study of medicine, I quit medical school.

  • Shelley Zipp

    Ok, didn’t know that. Interesting!

  • Curtis Nixon

    such irresponsible reporting. those chems were removed in 2011.

  • Maria

    Yikes, Erin. I thought you were simply misinformed but, in reality, you are a bully. It is horrible that you would blame this mother for the fact that her child developed leukemia. I completely disagree with most of the views that you have and I base my conclusions on science, not on your conspiracy websites or even CNN (which you seem to find as the authority on science; maybe drop by Pubmed and do some proper, evidence-based research). I posted thoughtful comments in response to what I thought was likely well-meaning but inaccurate information as I am a doctor myself and understand the difference between science, anecdote and conspiracy. I have other issues with big pharma but this story is not one of them. Why do I care that you post this and why do I waste my time “trolling” your page? Because I’ve seen your article posted a number of times on my page and feel compelled to make the effort to reduce the harm of your efforts to disseminate false information or to dishonestly present correct information with no qualification in such a way that it becomes frightening to the public (or in the aforementioned situation, causes a mother to question whether a tragic occurrence is her fault). For you to respond with the vitriol you have shows that you are not interesting in increasing public awareness but rather in bullying others into believing the fallacies that you find more interesting that the truth. Continue to delete my comments but if I see your name associated with anything my friends post, please know that I will continue to refute the misinformation that you continue to pedal to the public. In stark contrast to your responses, I will make the effort to do so with decorum and respect rather than vitriol and insults.

  • PeaceonEarth

    I wonder why the men get to wear cool white but the women wear black then?

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    @disqus_muPiuWBKwK:disqus Do NOT put words in my mouth. Telling a mom that feeding their child GMOs doesn’t contribute to cancer when it’s been proven by science is irresponsible. You know I never blamed the mom. You don’t agree with my site you say? Then why the hell are you on it? Oh you’re not a paid troll? (LOL) Listen to me. You’ve stalked and harassed my followers and me long enough. Since you’ve said you’re not a fan – I have NO idea why you’ve come here writing more posts than i can possibly count and i have people messaging me begging me to ban your vile hating posts (I’ve erased some that were so bad – they definitely topped the list of the most rude posts ever in the 21 months I’ve had this website. You won’t be making any effort to write anything because you’re officially blocked on here. I should have done it from the very start and thought I’d try to have a rational discussion with someone who has disgusted many of us with the cruel posts we’ve had to erase. Your IP address is being blocked as well. Please, take your trolling somewhere else. you won’t ever be able to post here again. Bye bye. and good riddance. (really your posts are sick and i suggest you seek professional help- soon- I hope you seriously go seek it very soon

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    Michelle Maria and whatever other names you use. For someone allegedly in their GPR residency you sure are extremely cruel and probably need to stop and seek medical help for your issues. You’re sick. your posts (that are downright frightening!) are so despicable that many have asked they be deleted and i should have blocked you LONG ago… Against my better judgement i gave you a chance only to have you say such horrific things we had to erase them. Now you’ll be banned as you should have from the beginning. I cannot even REPEAT what was said in your posts “I keep erasing” they were so horrifying!

    Mejor de las suertes con su familia , pero en realidad es en su mejor interés de buscar ayuda médica y mantenerse fuera de mi página.. Si Michelle. Hablo Espanol Tambien… Do NOT put words in my mouth. YOU Telling a mom that feeding their child GMOs doesn’t contribute to cancer when it’s been proven by science is irresponsible. You know I never blamed that mom- I corrected your brainwashed sick self telling her feeding GMOs is ok. It’s not ok. I work with doctors every day of my life with 20 30 and 40 years experience (and scientists!) who say the same thing. You don’t agree with my site you say? It’s obvious from your back ground that you do not.. Then why are you on it? Listen to me. You’re sick and you’ve harassed and bothered my followers and me long enough. Please, take your trolling somewhere else. you won’t ever be able to post here again. Bye bye. and good riddance. Really your post are beyond sick and you didn’t even have the cojones to post your pic full name etc. Adios. Forever.

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    She was horrible :) I had to delete her. I had to erase some of her posts they were beyond horrific and some of the worst I’ve seen my entire time running this site :( Sad.

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    no surprise she was using fake stuff and posting false lies. Maria has been blocked permanently. her posts were really the worst i’ve seen so far on my site in 20+ months of having it

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Probably two reasons, the men typically work outdoors and they have a greater need to wear white and stay cool and they need a reliable gender identification device because you cant use other methods for gender identification when covered up.

  • radiostar

    This post is a mixture of truth and lies and outright ignorance. (Disclaimer: I am a product formulator, but not for Johnson and Johnson)

    While it is a good idea to remove formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, the statements about dioxane are either lies or inadequate and misleading. The only substance implicated in the POSSIBLE production of dioxanes is DEA or (less so) its compounds eg cocamide DEA, and possible toxicity only occurs in low quality (impure) versions of those compounds. Manufacturers have been removing DEA from shampoos for quite a while now, but it’s because of scaremongering campaigns by fake consumer groups such as Skin Deep.

    And as for this:

    “To avoid 1,4-dioxane, watch out for these ingredients, which create 1,4-dioxane as a byproduct: PEG-100 stearate Sodium laureth sulfate Sodium myreth sulfate Polyethylene Ceteareth-20”

    – Complete and absolute lies. Please post links to proper scientific studies!

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    Thanks!I saw that! I have to do an article on it for sure! but WHY are the even larger companies just given a slap on the hand and no jail time- while this guy goes to prison???

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Probably political, he was likely not a major political contributor. Some judges are beholden to major political parties for judges election campaigns.

  • Jim Anderson

    Thanks ERIN! YOU and DR Mercola are the best….couple ever! Give your husband a hug for me!

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    Jim. Thank you for the kind words.

  • Nick Schmidt

    Thank you.

  • Rogue Tremblay

    Just use dove! Shit man..poor babies.. What kind of ignorarant shit is putting chemicals that cause cancer in baby products! Just use dove and corn starch, purified water to wash your baby, lol.

  • Kiki

    Eye-opening stuff, thanks!

    Just an FYI, SC Johnson is a completely different company than Johnson & Johnson.

  • http://www.nefertemnaturals.com Brittany Hogan

    Just adding my two cents… Nefertem Naturals has soaps made with no chemicals whatsoever and body butters that go so far as to infuse with herbs for skin health. With so many truly natural options out there that are safe for babies and ALL HUMANS, it’s actually asinine for me to watch people continue to use these chemically-laden products. But that’s just my opinion. Great article…very educating.

  • Linds

    I sincerely hope you realize that there is no such thing as a safe tan, or even a “base tan” for that matter. Any time you expose your skin to the sun long enough to cause it to burn or tan it changes your skin cells and that’s what causes skin cancer. Please do some more research before trying to imply that as long as you have a “base tan” then you’ll be fine.

  • leader jns

    So sad, I was about to start using their Aveeno, products, now I don’t know which one, should I go for. Help me please, I need a good face and body wash, and cream. Thank you