Parents would do anything in order to protect their children, but sometime they make a mistake by trusting the product labels and brand names.
Recently, Johnson & Johnson faced a lwasuit and public outrage over their baby products.
Many products produced by this brand company such as shampoos, soaps, lotions, etc. contain questionable ingredients, and what’s worse, they label their products as “baby-safe”.
A nonprofit environmental research organization called the Environmental Working Group lists concerns over Johnson & Johnsons’s multiple additive exposure sources; skin, eye, and lung irritants; cytotoxic ingredients; endocrine disruptors; neurotoxins; and bioaccumulative carcinogens.
They are mostly concern about 2 ingredients contained in their products called Quaternium-15 and 1,4 dioxane.
Quaternium-15 releases formaldehyde which is carcinogen that causes watery eyes, burning sensation in the eyes, nose and throat, skin irritation, nausea, coughing and wheezing. Daily exposure is linked with leukemia and brain cancer.
There are several other chemicals used by this company which also release formaldehyde such as Diazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, and imidazolidinyl urea.
The Environmental Protection Agency claims that inhaling 1,4 dioxane causes vertigo, drowsiness, headache, anorexia and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. On the other hand, topical application can irritate the skin. Moreover, it is considered as possible carcinogen.
In order to protect yourself and your family, you need to pay attention what you purchase and try to avoid ingredients like PEG-100 stearate, sodium laureth sulphate, sodium myreth sulphate, polyethylene and ceteareth-20, which produce 1,4 dioxane as a byproduct.