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J&J's harmful baby shampoo angers buyers
Global Times, China
November 3rd, 2011
Chinese parents backed calls for a boycott of Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) baby products following a report by a US organization that said the healthcare giant was selling baby shampoo with cancer-risk elements in a number of countries.

Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo Still Contains Cancer-Causing Chemicals: Report
International Business Times
November 2nd, 2011
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is the target of new analysis from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which released a second report detailing two cancer-causing chemicals found in Johnson & Johnson's popular baby shampoo.

J&J will phase out chemicals in shampoo
United Press International
November 2nd, 2011
Johnson & Johnson said it is phasing out formaldehyde-releasing chemicals from its baby products, following the U.S. report "Baby's Tub Is Still Toxic."

Health campaigners urge boycott of J&J baby shampoo
Reuters
November 1st, 2011
A coalition of health campaigners on Tuesday urged a boycott of Johnson & Johnson until it removes from its baby shampoo a preservative considered by the government to be a possible trigger for some cancers and skin allergies.

J&J, under fire, commits to formaldehyde-free Johnson's baby products
by Sheila ShayonBrandchannel
November 1st, 2011
Johnson & Johnson's signature baby shampoo sold in the U.S. contains trace amounts of two chemicals considered harmful and potentially cancer-causing, 1,4-dioxane and quaternium-15 that releases formaldehyde.

Johnson & Johnson gently poisons babies with its shampoo
by Margaret HartmannJezebel
November 1st, 2011
Health and environmental groups have been pressuring Johnson & Johnson to remove two potentially cancer-causing chemicals from its popular baby shampoo, and for some unfathomable reason, they're dragging their feet.

As report reveals toxic ingredients in baby shampoo, Johnson & Johnson goes public with plans to clean up products
by Amy WesterveltForbes
November 1st, 2011
Less than a month after Johnson & Johnson ranked as the most trusted brand in America in Forbes' survey comes a report that could give consumers pause, calling the company out for removing chemicals of concern in its iconic baby shampoo in some countries, but not others.

Groups push J&J on baby shampoo chemicals
by Linda A. JohnsonAssociated Press
November 1st, 2011
Two chemicals considered harmful to babies remain in Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo sold in the U.S. and some other countries, even though the company already makes versions without them, according to an international coalition of health and environmental groups.

Why we can't shop our way out of breast cancer
by Mia Davis and Amy LubitowMomsRising blog
October 27th, 2011
Companies like Proctor & Gamble, Estee Lauder and Avon position themselves as champions for women through their work to bring about "breast cancer awareness." But they also can – and do — use chemicals linked to cancer in their products.

Heavy metals in Halloween face paint: Still spooky
by Stacy MalkanNot Just a Pretty Face
October 24th, 2011
While the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics' 2009 tests of heavy metals in face paint haven't been updated, a spring 2011 report by Environmental Defense Canada indicates that not only has the problem not been solved, it may be worse than we thought.

What's in that pink ribbon product?
by Stacy MalkanCrazySexyLife
October 19th, 2011
Before I rush out for a pink-ribbon makeover, I have some questions for these companies: How much money are they actually contributing to breast cancer charities, and what is the money being used for? And most importantly, are they willing to stop using chemicals linked to cancer?

Straight hair at what cost? Treatments using formaldehyde may pose a risk.
by Laura HambletonWashington Post
October 17th, 2011
Health officials say such smoothing products, often known as Brazilian treatments, may pose a hazard to stylists and users alike. That's because most of them contain formaldehyde or chemicals that release formaldehyde, which has been identified as a cancer risk.

Your guide to safe, non-toxic makeup
by Alden WickerLearnVest
October 14th, 2011
Today we tackle green and toxin-free makeup—to help you get to the bottom line about natural and organic beauty.

Environmentalists investigate toxic beauty
by Yumna MohamedThe Uptowner
October 12th, 2011
The environmental activist group WE ACT for Environmental Justice is surveying women of color uptown about their use of hair products and cosmetics that could endanger their health.

The stinky facts about smelling good
by Sloan BarnettHuffington Post
October 10th, 2011
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found 14 secret ingredients not even listed on the label -- they call them trade secrets. I call them synthetic chemicals.

The "Safe Cosmetics Alliance" is not what it sounds like
by Siobhan O'ConnorNo More Dirty Looks blog
October 5th, 2011
Look at what now exists? The Safe Cosmetics Alliance. It sounds a lot like the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, right? Except it's not. It's an industry-funded campaign that appears to me to be designed to confuse you.

It's time to tell Congress: No more toxic chemicals in our products!
by Laura Turner SeydelHuffington Post
October 3rd, 2011
I was shocked to learn that even the cosmetics I use and the sunscreen I slather on my children to protect them could very well be causing harm.

Formaldehyde in cosmetics: What's the verdict?
by Lisette MejiaWomen's Health blog
October 3rd, 2011
Cosmetic treatments like the Brazilian Blowout are under heavy fire lately for their use of formaldehyde, a chemical the U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially classifies as a carcinogen.

Global and green: Beauty trends from the WIE Symposium
by Deborah StamblerHuffington Post
September 29th, 2011
While it's easy to point to the sustainable, organic beauty products as a marketing trend, I'd like to think there's more to the story.

Deepak dialogues with activist celebs: Mark Ruffalo, Fran Drescher and Russell Simmons
by Alison Rose LevyHuffington Post
September 14th, 2011
Drescher wants to "turn the tide on cancer through asking Congress to support the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011."

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