Johnson & Johnson is being pushed to remove two probable human carcinogens from its baby shampoo and personal care products by a coalition of organizations.
The Environmental Working Group, MomsRising, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and several others have joined forces to push for the removal of Quaternium-15 and 1,4-dioxane. These chemicals are known to cause cancer and skin allergies and are anything but safe and gentle.
“Trace levels of certain compounds that were noted by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics can result from processes that make our products gentle for babies and safe from bacteria growth. Many regulatory agencies around the world consider these trace levels safe," said J&J spokesman Bill Price in a response.