Monday, April 13, 2009

Are you washing your baby with formaldehyde?

New research have found that tons of baby and children's bath products are contaminated with formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, known cancer-causing chemicals. These chemicals are known to cause cancer in animals and are listed as possible human carcinogens. Formaldehyde can also trigger rashes in young children. Sharon Jacob, M.D & assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, is calling for the removal of these chemicals in children's products. 17 out of 28 products tested showed positive for the chemicals, including: Johnson's Baby Shampoo, Sesame Street Bubble Bath, Grins & Giggles Milk and Honey Baby Wash, and Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber and Green Tea Baby Wash. Baby Magic Baby Lotion had the highest concentration of formaldehyde. American Girl shower products had the highest level of 1,4-dioxane. Read more here.

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