Contact: Bryan Goodman, 202-249-6510
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 3, 2011)
- The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released an advocacy report on November 1 raising concerns about the use of Quaternium-15, an agent that releases small amounts of formaldehyde, in Johnson & Johnson's Baby Shampoo.
In response to the report, ACC released the following statement:
"Sometimes very small amounts of chemicals are used in cosmetics, soaps and shampoos to protect consumers from disease-causing bacteria. Quaternium-15 and formaldehyde help protect consumers from harmful bacterial growth. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)-a national scientific organization of dermatologists, toxicologists, consumer advocates and FDA representatives-has set a safe-use level for Quaternium-15 and formaldehyde in these products. We hope parents consider the benefits of this chemistry and do not make decisions based on reports that lack the full scientific context."
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