17 Nov '11, 2pm

It took 2 1/2 yrs & 3 mill ppl to convince 1 company to get rid of 1 chemical in its baby products. #SafeChemicalsAct

Not sure about you, but when I hear the word “formaldehyde,” I think of my ninth grade biology class and animal dissections. I remember gagging each time we opened the plastic bags filled with dead animals. I can still smell the fumes as I write this. What I don't think about is squeaky clean, sweet-smelling baby shampoo. Yet Johnson & Johnson uses a preservative that releases small amounts of formaldehyde -- a known cancer-causing chemical -- into its classic baby shampoo, as well as its baby wash and head-to-toe body wash. The U.S. government doesn't have a problem with this (it relies on the cosmetic industry to regulate itself, and we all know how well that works) but many other countries do. So J&J sells a formaldehyde-free baby shampoo in places like Denmark, Japan, and the U.K.-- but not here. This double standard is about to change, thanks to more than two years of...

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