Carcinogens STILL allowed in Baby Baths

Unlabeled toxics in children’s bath products toxic-tub

The U.S. does not require product labels to alert consumers to the presence of formaldehyde or 1,4-dioxane in personal-care products.

Kellyn Betts
Publication Date (Web): April 8, 2009

Dozens of children’s bath products are contaminated with formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, both considered probable human carcinogens by the U.S. EPA, according to a study published by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group. No More Toxic Tub documents that more than 60% of 48 popular products tested, including Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and Sesame Street Bubble Bath, contained one or both of the toxic chemicals.



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