While I was pregnant, I learned that the “tear free” ingredient in most baby shampoos and in particular, Johnson & Johnson, was a numbing agent. Basically, the baby doesn’t feel that his or her eyes are being burned by the other chemicals in the shampoo.
But now I just learned that Johnson & Johnson along with Walmart are being sued for selling TOXIC baby shampoo! WTF? I understand a company’s need to increase the bottom line, but why oh why do these companies feel it is okay to do it at the expense and health of its consumers.
Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and the Wal-Mart brand Equate Tearless Baby Wash are named in a class action lawsuit. They “allegedly” included methylene chloride in them. That chemical as been banned by the FDA because it is known to cause cancer. Think you’re safe with Target’s Night-time Bath and Body Wash? You might want to think twice. They’re being investigated too!
If you don’t know about the Environmental Working Group’s website “Skin Deep” cosmetic safety database you’ve got to go check it out. You’d be amazed at how unsafe the majority of cosmetic products are.