An article released today by the Huffington Post highlights a problem that is becoming ever more apparent: Big-Beauty refuses to sacrifice even a little bit of profit for the safety of its consumers, even when those consumers are helpless newborn infants. What’s worse is that they are reporting on the popular and trusted Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo!
The article reports that “Two chemicals considered harmful to babies remain in Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo sold in the U.S., even though the company already makes versions without them, according to a coalition of health and environmental groups.” This is yet another example of “Big Beauty” companies refusing to remove dangerous toxins and carcinogens in their ingredients despite the availability of healthier, more natural, and much safer ingredients.
Why would they take the risk? If you follow the money, it is easy to see why. The synthetic carcinogens like 1,4-dioxane and quaternium-15, which are both found in Johnson and Johnson Baby’s Shampoos and many other shampoos on the market today, are cheap synthetic fillers that also act as budget-grade preservatives making the products have a longer shelf life.
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Johnson and Johnson made over $60 Billion in net revenues in 2010 and produces a wide array of cosmetics and personal care products.