Thursday, May 28, 2009

Health groups push Johnson & Johnson on 'toxic' chemicals

With all the latest controversy and even printed material about harmful chemicals in Johnson & Johnson baby products, the company is still trying to fight back. Wouldn't it be easier to just reformulate the products to keep our children safe here in America. They did so for Japan, where formaldexyde and dioxane are banned substances. I don't know how about you but it makes my blood boil. The most trusted Baby skin care company in reality doesn't really care about babies' health, it cares about the profits, since using more natural ingredients are more expensive.

Signed by groups such as the American Nurses Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility, the letter urges J&J to remove formaldehyde and 1, 4-dioxane from its personal care products by the end of 2009.

In March the CSC raised the alarm about these ingredients, linking them to cancer and skin allergies, and pointed the finger at several leading personal care manufacturers, including J&J.
Now the campaigners have singled out J&J. Lisa Archer, national coordinator of the CSC, said: “There is no excuse for a baby shampoo marketed as ‘the number one choice of hospitals’ to contain chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer.
“As a manufacturer of trusted brands, Johnson & Johnson has a responsibility to remove carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals from its products.”

Reaction from J&J

In an interview with Associated Press, J&J spokesperson Bill Price said the company takes the concerns about its products “very seriouslybut has no immediate plans to remove the ingredients highlighted by the CSC. He said many regulatory agencies around the world consider the trace levels of these ingredients in its products to be safe. (ST: it's like speaking to the deaf)
The CSC report on baby care products has had a significant political impact.
Three lawsuits have been filed against J&J and other companies named in the CSC report. And earlier this month, US senator Kristen Gillibrand introduced “The Safe Baby Products Act” calling for tighter controls and regulations on the ingredients that go into baby care products.

So we are incouraging consumer to boicott J&J and purchase a healthier alternatives from Green Companies, and Sweetsation Therapy is one of them.

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