Friday, November 23, 2007

Cancer-causing Chemical Found in Children's Bath Products!

Excerpt from the article from http://www.breastcancerfund.org

WASHINGTON — A hidden cancer-causing petrochemical has been found in dozens of children’s bath products and adults’ personal care products, in some cases at levels that are more than twice the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s lenient recommended maximum.

Laboratory tests released today revealed the presence of 1,4-Dioxane in products such as Hello Kitty Bubble Bath, Huggies Baby Wash, Johnson’s Baby Wash, Scooby-Doo Bubble Bath and Sesame Street Bubble Bath. The tests also found the carcinogen in Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo, Olay Complete Body Wash and many other personal care products.

Read the entire article here. Scroll down the article to find a complete list of children and adult's bath products and the amount of the carcinogen in each.

3 comments:

IBH said...

I have always avoided Johnson's baby wash and shampoo....there was a huge controversy here in India about liquid paraffin being present in that and that the babies were getting skin cancer.....i have been avoiding johnson's products..

thanks for posting this...

mnamma said...

Thanks for the alert Kay. I was actually using Johnson's head to toe body wash ever since M and N's birth. Never knew about this. Even big-name trusted brands aren't safe. Probably the best option left out there is payatha maavu and turmeric.

Nadia Sam Cyrus said...

I used Johnson's products too!!
This posting is important.
Thanks for sharing.
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