Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How safe is your baby's shampoo?

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% – contained both formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.
23 out of 28 products – 82 percent – contained formaldehyde at levels ranging from 54 to 610 parts per million (ppm).
32 out of 48 products – 67 percent – contained 1,4-dioxane at levels ranging from 0.27 to 35 ppm.

Over time, these little bits here and there add up and take their toll on our children's health.

Formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane are known carcinogens; formaldehyde can also trigger skin rashes in some children. Unlike many other countries, the U.S. government does not limit formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, or most other hazardous substances in personal care products.

Around here, we trust Dr. Bronner Soaps. They set high standards of quality and safety for your family.
Check the safety of your cosmetics at

1 comment:

mammasafe said...

I like Natures Paradise Organics they were rated the safest on the skin deep database with a 0 risk rating. The Baby Organic line smells like coconut and it is heavenly. They are certified organic and have no chemicals. I really love these products. Thank you for spreading the word to parents about the risk in baby skin care.