Archive for March, 2009

I’m back, been a while.


baylen5Whew its been a while. Was a bit back logged with giving birth and all 😉 I definitely don’t have as much time as I used to so posts will be short.

I enjoyed this blog post by Beth Daley over at the Globe’s Green Blog  on an update to a study on many children’s bath products containing carcinogens. Johnson & Johnson, gerber etc, they are all in there:

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics commissioned an independent laboratory to test 48 products for 1,4-dioxane; 28 of those products were also tested for formaldehyde. The lab found that:
• 17 out of 28 products tested – 61 percent – contained both formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane; these included Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Sesame Street Bubble Bath, Grins & Giggles Milk & Honey Baby Wash and Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber & Green Tea Baby Wash.
• 23 out of 28 products – 82 – percent contained formaldehyde at levels ranging from 79 parts per million (ppm) to 610 ppm. Baby Magic Baby Lotion had the highest levels of formaldehyde.
• 32 out of 48 products – 67 – percent contained 1,4-dioxane at levels ranging from 0.27 ppm to 35 ppm. American Girl shower products had the highest levels of 1,4-dioxane

The study is the first to document the widespread presence of both formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane in bath products for children.”

I did some research on sulfates back when I was working for Remedix and is was EYE opening what is in our products.  I try to use all natural but every once and a while a Biore face masks creep up in our cabinet. Do some research on what you are putting on yourself and your children ( and dogs) you will be surprised.

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