Double standard? Johnson's Baby Shampoo safer in some countries than others

Why are babies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, China and Indonesia being exposed to carcinogens in Johnson's Baby Shampoo when safer alternatives are available in other countries?

After finding chemicals linked to cancer in popular kids' bath products – including Johnson's Baby Shampoo – in 2009, we asked Johnson & Johnson to reformulate its iconic baby shampoo and specifically to remove the formaldehyde-releasing chemical quaternium-15.

Fast-forward to now. Not only is the company still exposing babies in the U.S. and other countries to formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics recently discovered that J&J is selling versions of the shampoo in Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and the U.K. that DON'T contain formaldehyde-releasing chemicals. Read our report, The Tub is Still Toxicfor details.

This double standard is unacceptable and we know J&J can do better.

Every baby – regardless of where she or he lives – should be protected from unnecessary exposure to carcinogens. If you agree, send your own letter to J&J below HERE.

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