Johnson’s Shampoo Causes Cancer

Seems Johnson & Johnson is at it again.

Start here:  The recall list for J&J products at the FDA site.

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Now Johnson & Johnson, along with Walmart, are in a class action lawsuit for putting an ingredient in their shampoo that causes cancer; a product, you should know, that has been banned by the FDA.

Target brand Nightime bath and body wash is also being investigated, but isn’t yet part of the ban or lawsuit.

Many months ago, Johnson & Johnson / McNeil products such as Children’s Motrin, Tylenol, Benadryl, and others were recalled for various reasons…some were supposed to have been contaminated while others weren’t the correct strength.  As a result, many parents sent in medications to receive refunds while others just threw them away.  You should also note, the adult versions of these medications have been involved in the recall as well.  Many people are opting for the generic versions of these brand medications – acetaminophen, diphenhydramine, ibuprofen – all store brands such as Walgreens, Walmart, etc…

But now there is a cancer causing agent in baby shampoos, an ingredient already banned by the FDA.  How does an ingredient that has been banned in cosmetics end up in a baby shampoo?

I am beginning to wonder if it’s safer to just buy organic soaps and shampoos from now on.

One thing is certain, however;  if it says that J&J made it, I won’t buy it.  Boycott!

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