Parenting QA: Does Johnson & Johnson's No More Tears Use Toxic Ingredients?
09/05/2012 | 11:41 AM
Say it ain't so! A friend told me that there are really toxic ingredients in Johnson & Johnson's No More Tears. Is that true? I've been using it over a year with my baby. And how bad can it be if it's what my mom used for me? Also, what alternatives for bath soap do you suggest?
It's true that the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released a report a few years back showing that Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo contained toxic ingredients such as formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, which are known carcinogens. J&J did pledge to clean up their act, although I am not sure what the status of that effort is. There is no sense in worrying about past use of a product, but instead to put your attention on using your new awareness to make healthy choices for your family and yourself moving forward. The good news: there are many organic, non-toxic baby products out there that are safe for your child. A handy online resource for reviewing toxicity of personal care products, including baby shampoos, is the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database. You can search a variety of products, read their ratings and reviews, and then make a choice that works best for your family.Check Out Our Related Content:
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