Reading one article about Johnson & Johnson products containing cancer-causing ingredients was enough of a reason for me to pitch every J&J product in our house. And it's not just Johnson & Johnson either - it's an array of brands....
"Those include Johnson's baby lotion and bath products and Desitin for diaper rash, as well as adult skin care brands including Aveeno, Neutrogena, RoC, Clean & Clear and Lubriderm. J&J, based in New Brunswick, N.J., also makes prescription drugs and medical devices." - Huffington Post
A friend of mine had posted this post on facebook and I just couldn't believe it. So I did a Google search and found this and this and this and this and this... (you get the point).
I gathered my information - including the chemical names - and emailed Johnson & Johnson here.
After I received the e-mail back from them, I called. And I really wish I wouldn't have because it was a complete waste of time. The person that I talked to on the phone (a man named Kevin) couldn't tell me anything. In the e-mail they said they had wanted me to call so they could "provide you a thorough answer" but when I called Kevin just said that he couldn't answer my questions.
Well, a few e-mails later - and I basically was at the same point. I simply wanted to know why these ingredients were being used when they are clearly unsafe and many other companies do NOT use them. And I was never given an answer.
Every response I was sent I was given the run-around.
So after about 5 emails back and forth - I gave up.
These are the products we are currently using that are completely safe:
These are the main chemical names that you need to watch out for:
- Quaternium - 15 (releases formaldehyde)
I'm just so thankful that my friend had posted about this issue. I would still be using Johnson & Johnson products on myself and Wyatt if I wasn't aware of the situation. I think this was just the thing I needed to really push me to go natural with the products used in our home. Yeah, they are way more expensive - but when it comes to your family's health - can you really afford NOT to?
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